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kniphofia

(nɪˈfəʊfɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the perennial southern African genus Kniphofia, some species of which are cultivated for their conical spikes of bright red or yellow drooping tubular flowers: family Liliaceae. Also called: red-hot poker
[named after J. H. Kniphof (1704–1763), German doctor and botanist]
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Noun1.kniphofia - a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowerskniphofia - a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Kniphofia - genus of showy clump-forming African herbs with grasslike leaves; sometimes placed in family Aloeaceae
Kniphofia uvaria, poker plant - clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowers
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THE rugged resilience of Kniphofias, better known and described as Red Hot Pokers, has always surprised me.
Best of the bunch KNIPHOFIA (RED HOT POKER) Kniphofias add a touch of the exotic to the late summer border.
Protect slightly tender plants from frost, such as kniphofias (red hot pokers), by tying the foliage together firmly to protect the crown of the plant, and penstemons, which can be covered with bracken or straw secured with netting or a loose mulch such as bark chippings ?
Also in August and September, red hot pokers (kniphofias) are among the most impressive border plants.
Campanulas, red hot pokers (kniphofias) and hollyhocks are suitable.
Long after your tulips have faded, foxtail lilies (Eremurus species) are producing towering spires of flowers as high as 5m (8ft), clumps of Crinum x powellii are producing beautiful pink blooms while in August and September red hot pokers (Kniphofias) are among the most impressive border plants.
But perhaps it's late summer when this colour scheme can really sing - think red hot pokers (kniphofias) and Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' mixed with Russian lavender (perovskia).
Protect slightly tender plants from frost, such as kniphofias (red hot pokers) - by tying the foliage together firmly to protect the crown of the plant - and penstemons, which can be covered with bracken or straw secured with netting or a loose mulch such as bark chippings.
Protect slightly tender plants from frost, such as kniphofias (red hot pokers), by tying foliage together firmly to protect the crown of the plant, and penstemons, which can be covered with bracken or straw secured with netting or a loose mulch such as bark chippings.
The Red Hot Pokers, Kniphofias, have an undeserved reputation as coarse plants with narrow, untidy leaves usually found in neglected gardens.
K: Kniphofias, the unmistakable red-hot pokers of herbaceous borders, are attracting more fans as different colours and bicolours, mostly fiery shades, become available.
Some perennials such as red hot pokers (kniphofias) have evergreen leaves which should be pulled to a point and tied in at the top to give extra protection to the crown.