“East Cape Poker”
The perfect Kniphofia for the average water garden! This South African marshland native is perfect for gardens where other, less moisture-tolerant, Kniphofias would just melt. Grows to about 3-4’ tall and wide with thin, grass-like foliage. In Fall or Winter, extra chubby orange and yellow bi-color flower spikes emerge on sturdy, erect stems held just above the foliage, blooming for 4-8 weeks! Evergreen in USDA zones 9+, but a good freeze will force it into Winter dormancy. Plant in rich, humusy, well-drained soil. Happy plants will get bigger and better every year, spreading slowly by rhizomes.