Red Hot Pokers for Descanso Gardens

Red Hot Poker or Torchflower (Kniphofia) is a shrub with deciduous grass-like or almost succulent leaves. It grows up to six feet from rhizomes and forms clumps. It likes moist places in grass or along waterways in its native south african tropical areas. Many hybrids are available in shades of red, pink, white, lavender or purple.

[Photo by Tina Ludeman]



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