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Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: uvaria (oo-VAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flamenco

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marsue On May 3, 2008, marsue from Isabella, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

We planted 6 of these Flamenco Torch Lilies in the spring of 2007. I was pleased with their performance in our hot, humid summer as well as on into the fall. Now in the spring of 2008, I am absolutely delighted with these plants! They started blooming in mid-April and one of the plants has 9 blooms on it in various stages. The hummingbirds are attracted to the plants and feed at them several times a day even though there is a feeder nearby.

Positive kbads On Apr 30, 2005, kbads from Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

So far, so good. I planted a small start of this last year, in about June, I think. All in all, I think it has done very well in a bed with lots of nasty clay! It grew into a nice sized clump by the end of summer, and had about 4-5 blooms in its first year. It made it through its first winter and it it greening up nicely, looks like the clump will continue to grow. All of that when I lost several ornamental grasses, some that had been established 2+ years!


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

Decatur, Alabama
Dothan, Alabama
Cabot, Arkansas
San Leandro, California
Cordele, Georgia
Griffin, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Pacific Junction, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Owosso, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Kirksville, Missouri
Elba, New York
Burlington, North Carolina
Grove City, Ohio
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Leesburg, Virginia

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