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Poker plant, Common torch lily, Torch lily
Kniphofia uvaria (Poker plant). This is a tall perennial species. It will produce very distinctive red and yellow blooms. It will grow to a height of 1.2m and will spread about 45cm. The leaves are large and strap-shaped; they are strongly channelled. In late summer and autumn it will bear dense racemes of tubular scarlet flowers. You can divide the clump after they are large and well-established. The perennials will need shelter from winds and will require soil that is very well drained. They will tolerate some drought, but will benefit from regular watering in a dry period.
Cutting bed, mixed borders. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.
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