Kniphofia northiae

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 120-170cm (3.9-5.6 ft)
Flower Colors: orange, yellow
Flower Season: early summer to mid summer
Life form: rhizome

Kniphofia northiae Baker is a very robust species that grows to 1.7 m tall, and one of two species forming an mostly unbranched stem. It is found on mountain grassland, on streambanks, basalt cliffs, seepage lines up to 300 m from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. It has large recurved aloe-like leaves and a dense inflorescence with whitish or orange-red to yellow flowers. Photo #1 from Cameron McMaster shows the flower. Photos #2-3 by Bob Rutemoeller taken January 2010 at Naude's Nek. Photo #4 by Mary Sue Ittner taken January 2010 at Gaika's Kop. Photo #5 was taken by Nhu Nguyen at the UC Botanical Garden. The last photo was taken by Ellen Hornig.

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