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Kniphofia hirsuta

Hirsute Red Hot Poker

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Item #: 5856

Zones: 6a to 8b, at least

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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From South Africa's Eastern Cape, where it is considerd threatened comes another great garden plant. Kniphofia hirsuta makes a small clump of narrow serrate-edged grey-green foliage, topped in mid-spring with 20" spikes of coral orange, aging to white at the base. This is one of the earliest and smallest of the kniphofia species.