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Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria, Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Torch Lily

Alcazar Torch Lily
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: Kniphofia
Species: K. uvaria
Binomial name
Kniphofia uvaria
L.

Kniphofia uvaria is also known as Tritoma, Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 5 feet in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow.

It originates from South Africa, and has been introduced into many parts of the world, such as North America and Europe as a garden plant. It is hardy in zones 5-10.

References

* Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. published as an e-book by Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11892. This book only uses the name "Tritoma".

External links

* Gardening care

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