Kniphofia caulescens is a broad-leaved evergreen poker with blue-grey foliage held on a short woody trunk.
Kniphofia caulescens is a broad-leaved evergreen poker with blue-grey foliage held on a short woody trunk. Coral buds open soft yellow in fall. The colourful Tony Avent says it is "like a blue octopus after rigor mortis has set in." You can imagine then that it is an interesting structural addition to the garden and useful as a focal point where you wish to draw the eye.
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: High elevation plateaus above 2865 m that are often boggy in the wet summer months.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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