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Kniphofia hybrida Ice Queen

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Kniphofia hybrida Ice Queen Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Hedging / Screening Clumping, Dense, Tufting, Upright

In summer, strong stems hold luminous tall green to cream fat candle-like flowers above year-round strappy green foliage. A bold statement in any garden, this clumping perennial is striking when mass planted and equally useful as a feature in a pot. Great for windy, coastal garden and hot spots. Great used as a cut flower, the flower spikes can reach 1.5m high.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Green
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate