Also known as Tritoma, Red hot poker, Torch lily or Poker plants.
Kniphofias are majestic plants for the border where they create a focal point due to their immaculate flowers and vivid orange colour.
Over the years, the plant will grow into a large clump with many flowers.
Kniphofia uvaria is an evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m (6ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy. It is in leaf all year, in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.