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Kniphofia 'Dwarf Yellow' - Dwarf Yellow Poker Plant
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asphodelaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Kniphofia 'Dwarf Yellow' (Dwarf Yellow Poker Plant) - This small yellow flowering-variety has grass-like foliage to 18 inches tall and forming clumps to 1 to 2 feet wide. Bright yellow tubular flowers in tight spikes rise 2 to 3 feet from the ground in spring into summer. Plant in full to part day sun and give occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to below 15 degrees F. Our plants came from Takaya Nursery in Goleta, CA in 1996. We have planted this cultivar throughout our gardens and they are tough and reliable plants that seem much less finicky than some of the other dwarf Kniphofia cultivars. The name Kniphofia honors Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704 -1763), a German physician and botanist. The pronunciation of this genus is often argued about and while most continue to use the easiest to pronounce versions such as ny-FOE-fee-ah or nee-FOF-ee-a, others argue correctly that the name should follow the pronunciation of the name it commemorates. But even for this there are differences of opinion owing to different German regional dialects - one such pronunciation often noted as correct is nip-HOFF-ee-uh while another that is particularly hard to pronounce is k-nip-HOF-ia. Keeping it simple we still use ny-FOE-fee-ah.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Kniphofia 'Dwarf Yellow' .