Kniphofia sarmentosa

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 60-90 cm (2-3 ft)
Flower Colors: red, orange
Flower Season: mid winter to mid spring
Climate: winter rain climate

Kniphofia sarmentosa (Andrews) Kunth has strap-shaped leaves and reddish flowers, becoming buff with exserted anthers. This species is found in mountain streams and moist hollows from the western Karoo to the Hex River mountains (winter rainfall areas) of South Africa. It has a spreading habit by producing underground runners. The first two photos were taken in South Africa, August 2001 in a very wet winter in the western Karoo and the last was taken September 2006 in the Roggeveld. The first three photos were taken by Mary Sue Ittner. The fourth was taken by Cameron McMaster September 2011, also in the Roggeveld. The fifth picture was taken by Lauw de Jager February 2008 in a garden in Gerona, Northeastern Spain. The last photo of a yellow variation is from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok.

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