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Kniphofia northiae
Common Name: Broadleaf Poker Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)

Kniphofia northiae
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This bold and exotic evergreen poker is my favourite. Unlike other red hot pokers that have fine, somewhat disheveled leaves, this species sports broad bluish green architectural foliage with dramatic effect. An early summer bloomer, the thick spikes offer huge cones of fiery flowers to five feet. It will bloom at the same time as bearded iris and Allium 'Globemaster'.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
High elevation plateaus above 2865 m that are often boggy in the wet summer months.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium cinereum "'Purple Pillow'"
Allium "'Globemaster'"
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
Miscanthus sinensis "'Gracillimus'"

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