Kniphofia uvaria

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Noun1.Kniphofia uvaria - clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowersKniphofia uvaria - clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowers
flame flower, flameflower, flame-flower, kniphofia, tritoma - a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
Kniphofia praecox, red-hot poker - widely cultivated hybrid poker plant
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* Red hot poker or torch lily is well named for its red/orange/yellow flowering spikes which add dramatic vertical interest to bed areas.
Now the duo have added substantial beds of kniphofia (torch lily), sambuca, ligularia and marigolds, creating what Craig describes as "a firework." Craig has also created a curved, snake-like drystone wall complemented by a seeded grassy area.
Because of its beauty, this plant was given many names: Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Siantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de DragAaAaAeA n, Rose de Porcelaine, and Porcelain Ros Primarily, the showy red to pink flowers are used in decorative arrangements to provide a tropical look, while the flower buds are an important ingredient in Thai and North Sumatran dishes, mostly with fresh fish.