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Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia sp.

Description:

The owner of this garden ,Ruth ,is 104 yrs old!!

Habitat:

Ruth Bancroft Gardens.


1 species ID suggestions

HeidiEaton
HeidiEaton 5 years ago
Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia sp. Kniphofia

5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

You may be right Heidi. People can mistake a redhot poker (Kniphofia) for aloe if they have very little information to go by. My suggestion was also based on the closely placed bracts on the flower stalk. Red hot poker stalks have bracts but appear smoother ?? and leaves are much narrower. I must have a close look at both next time... : )
@ Jemma, do you have photos of the whole plant ? Also, redhot poker flowers are usually more tightly packed

I might be wrong but ....

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Thank you , Heidi. i guess these come in a variety of colors too?

HeidiEaton
HeidiEaton 5 years ago

The leaves in the background may be aloe, but those flowers don't belong to the leaves. See my suggestion above. I have one in my backyard. Love these!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Thanks Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

going by the broad leaves in the background, I think this is an Aloe.

Concord, California, USA

Lat: 37.97, Long: -122.00

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 27, 2013

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