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Kniphofia rooperi

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Common names: REDHOT POKER, TORCH FLOWER

Native to: South Africa

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: arching, clumping, erect

Max height: 4 feet

Max width: 2 feet

Flower

blue/green, red, secondary color present, yellow

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in winter

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

Butterflies that feed on this plant