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Products > Kniphofia galpinii 'Orange Flame'
 
Kniphofia galpinii 'Orange Flame' - Orange Flame Poker Plant
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asphodelaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Kniphofia 'Dwarf Salmon']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Kniphofia galpinii 'Orange Flame' (Orange Flame Poker Plant) - This poker has fine-textured light green foliage to 12 to 18 inches with spikes of bright salmon-orange flowers that rise above the foliage on wiry stems. It is shorter and has smaller flowers than the more common Kniphofia uvaria selections. Plant in full sun and water occasionally. Hardy to around 15 F. This plant was introduced to us by Native Sons Nursery as an un-named selection in 1994. 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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Kniphofia galpinii 'Orange Flame'.