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Kniphofia linearifolia

Common Marsh Poker

Leaves yellowish to dull Green.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: autumn

Flowering Colour: green | yellow

Specifications: evergreen | fast growing | flowers for the vase | sun | townhouse gardens | wetlands

Description

Plants of this species are relatively small, growing to about half a metre. It has tufts of green strap-shaped leaves. It is an evergreen groundcover that can be planted in a wetland area, in full sun. Unusual small lovely flowers open in summer. It is an ideal plant for a bird garden. It is deserving of the name Dainty Poker. The flowers are useful for the vase and it’s suitable for containers and a townhouse garden. Named for Johannes Hieronymus Kniphof ( 1704-1763) a German physician, lecturer, professor of medicine, then dean and rector till his death.