One of the more interesting species with broader foliage than most. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Giant Poker’ as this one actually forms a stem or trunk over time. The flowers seem to start as a pinkish red and open to a yellow / orange. The foliage is in many respects ‘neater’ than other Kniphofia, forming a fairly uniform rosette similar to many of the aloes. It will reach 1.5m in good conditions.
Like most species Kniphofia northiae is drought tolerant once established and prefers a well drained soil in full sun. For best growth provide some water during dry summer periods. They seem to perform well in cool climates and hot alike.
Grown as an individual specimen Kniphofia northiae looks great, offsets can be removed as required. You could also grow them as a specimen in a large pot or container, the foliage will fall down ove rthe sides as a young plant.
Kniphofia northiae are available for sale from the following nurseries
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.