Giant Poker Lily
We discovered huge colonies of this amazing plant growing in soggy soils along the edge of a cold mountain stream in Tiffendell South Africa. Kniphofia northiae (Giant Poker lily) Is an evergreen plant that forms dense 6 foot wide clumps of pale gray-green arching leaves that are up to 6 inches wide at the base and 2 to 3 feet long at the tapering tip. This is one of the few Kniphofias known to form a trunk, with older plants developing one up to 1 foot tall. In spring appear the flower stalks which by summer have risen to 3 feet above the foliage with dense ovoid heads that are pinkish-red in bud and open to a pale yellow. Some rebloom has been reported in fall. Plant in full sun to part shade. Not particular about soil and even tolerates heavy wet soils. Tolerates drought conditions but performs best with regular summer irrigation or even wet soil. Hardy to USDA Zone 6 (0 to 10) where it is noted as being one of the few Aloe-like plants that can be grown in that climate zone. This is truly a unique plant and a must have for any collector! We sell this plant in 1 gallon containers.