Kniphofia triangularis

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 45-60 cm (1.5-2 ft)
Flower Colors: red, orange
Flower Season: mid summer to early autumn

Kniphofia triangularis Kunth is an evergreen perennial to 60 cm tall with coral red to orange yellow flowers in a cylindrical nodding head. Blooming January to April, it is found in mountain grassland, streambanks, and moist areas in the Eastern Cape to the Northern province of South Africa. There are two subspecies recognized: subspecies triangularis with narrow, grasslike leaves up to 3 mm wide, and subspecies obtusiloba with more typical Kniphofia leaves up to 9 mm wide.

Photos 1-3 taken January 2010 by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner at Gaika's Kop. The last two photos by Cameron McMaster. The last one was taken at Andriesberg.

Kniphofia triangularis, Gaika's Kop, Bob RutemoellerKniphofia triangularis, Gaika's Kop,Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia triangularis, Gaika's Kop,Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia triangularis, Cameron McMasterKniphofia triangularis, Andriesberg, Cameron McMaster

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