Herbaceous, rhizomatous plants with oblong, green leaves, native to Africa. Grown for their elongated, cylindrical flowers, borne on tall, erect stems.
Latin name: Kniphofia "Candlelight"
They grow in full sun or part shade, in sandy, drained, moderately moist soils.
Plant in rock gardens, arrangements and groups, or use for cut flowers.
Remove overmature inflorescences.
Propagated by division in early spring and autumn.
Subject to viruses. Very attractive to bees.
Deciduous variety with yellow flowers in spring.