Common name: Rooper’s Red Hot Poker
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 1.5 meter
Plant type: flowering plant
Flowering: from August to October
Flower color: orange-yellow
Type of soil: rich and deep even limestone
Watering: keep moist
Use: in the garden in the ground, isolated, borders, container culture
Diseases and pests: snails and slugs
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Too little used in gardens, this tritoma offers 4 centimeter flowers in color gradient from yellow to orange. It grows to a height of 1.50 meters and is very vigorous.
This plant is a persistent perennial and does not require special care except to keep the soil moist daily. Kniphofia rooperi prefers sandy and humus soils, even marshy soils, but it also grows very well in clay soil. .It can stay in the ground for winter without any problem, it resists temperatures of -15°C.