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Kniphofia hirsuta

Kniphofia hirsuta

Common name torch lily; red hot poker
Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers red/yellow
Size 18-24"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Several cultivars of this species are smaller than the typical red hot pokers. I'm not sure of the heritage of the seed for which I traded, but was pleased to see the first flower, with colors varying from soft orange to yellow, in early May on a second-year plant – indeed on a low-stature plant, but I'll wait until my plants are more mature to judge their habit.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade, collected in '05. Baggy 70F (67%G, 12-20d)
  2. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (63%G, 17-22d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Baggy 70F (73%G, 12-24d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (78%G, 6-16d)

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