|Height:||120-150 cm (3.9-4.9 ft)|
|Flower Colors:||red, orange, yellow|
|Flower Season:||mid summer to early autumn|
Kniphofia linearifolia Baker is widespread in the Eastern Cape where it grows in marshy ground and near stream beds, often in large colonies. It was one of the first species introduced to Europe and has often been mixed up with the more delicate Kniphofia uvaria in early taxonomic treatings. Growing up to 1.5 m tall, it has yellow green strongly keeled leaves and a dense inflorescence. The stamens hardly protrude. Photos taken January 2010 near Lady Grey by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner.