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Kniphofia laxiflora

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: laxiflora (laks-ih-FLO-ruh) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Feb 18, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Common name is Slender Poker, for it's long thin flower stems. The species, laxiflora, is due to its flowers being ky loosely arranged along the stem as opposed to other species. It is most often pale orange or yellow, but some may approach red..

Positive Countryladies On Jan 7, 2015, Countryladies from Fraser Valley
Canada wrote:

I would love to have seeds for this beautiful plant! If anyone is interested in sharing some with me I have a lot of seeds to trade! Dmail me!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Amesti, California
Buffalo, New York
Chester, South Carolina

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