Popular names: Torch Lily.
Originally from southern Africa. Kniphofia (complex hybrid) was one of the first species placed in the Cape, in the Netherlands in 1690.
Perennial species with rhizome, erect flower stem, 1.5 m high and 10 mm in diameter. Leaves basal, linear, glabra, smooth edge, 30-90 x 5-25 mm. Blossom terminal, Raceme, 6-15 cm long, more than 50 flowers, pedicel 2-5 mm long, bractei 9 x 4 mm. Perianth cylindrical, orange-red to yellow-green with orange-brown central stripe, tube 3-4 cm long and 6 mm diameter, lobes 3 x 2 mm. Stamens 3.5 cm long, anther 1.5 mm long. Blooms from July to September. Fruit ovoid to oblong capsule, seeds many, presents aryl.
Kniphofia grows on rich soil, moist but with good drainage.Excess water in the soil or the leaves can kill the plant.
Hybrids of Kniphofia grow well in humid, humus rich, fertile, well drained, with exhibitions sunny.
It can multiply by dividing rhizomes, Autumn.
Cultivation and Varieties: 'Shining Scepter', 'Bressingham Comet', 'Atlantia', 'Tawny King', 'Royal Standard', 'White Nancy', 'Primrose Beauty', 'Nobilis'.
Associations of plants Kniphofia: Molina carrier 'Variegata', Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, Aralia elata, Lonicera nitida, Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple', Salvia, Echinops ritro, Nepeta, Platycodon, Oenothera.
Andy McIndoe - Perennials - David & Charles, 2005
C. Burrell - The Sunny Border - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2002
DO Wijnands - The Botany of the Commelins - CRC, 1983
January Cooke - Waterwise Gardening - New Holland, 2009
Jeff Cox - Perennial All-Stars - Roda Books, 2002
Julie Ryan - Perennial Gardens for Texas - University of Texas Press, 1998
Peter Sell, Gina Murrell, SM Walters - Flora of Great Britain and Ireland - Cambridge University Press, 1997
The European Garden Flora Editorial Committee - European Garden Flora - Cambridge University Press, 1986
Sue Chivers - Planting for Color - David & Charles, 2005
Tomasz Anisko - When Perennials Bloom - Timber Press, 2008
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
Ornithogalum umbelatum L. - balusca
Bulbous perennial species. Basal leaves semi-erect, linear, ribbed white-silver center, 25-30 cm long. Raceme with 6-20 corymb blossom type flowers, 2 cm diameter; tepale white with green on the outside, 6 stamens, 1 pistil.
Stachys palustris L. - marsh Jales
Herbaceous perennial, rhizome tuberizat, crawler. Stem erect, rarely branched, tetragon, dark pink-purple, with scrub edge stem, 30-120 cm tall. Caulinare upper leaves are Sesi, amplexicaule, narrow-lanceolata, evening and slightly wavy edge, basal leaves are short stalks.
Heliosperma pusillum - herbaceous perennial, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone ravines, from 1000 to 2500 m altitude.
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Crocosmia, comes from the Greek 'Krok' = Crocus, and 'osme' = odor, "smell of Crocus'. Crocosmia was described in 1851 by Jules Emile Planchon.
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora was created in France in 1880.
Tulipa acuminata Vahl - The name of this species was introduced in 1813, when Martin Vahl, a professor of botany, including the list of plants grown in the Botanical Garden of Copenhagen.
Tulipa acuminata can grow to 40-50 cm high, leaves lanceolata, glauca. Flower solitary; tepale linear-lanceolata, acuminata; tepala is greater than 13 cm long.
Lilium bulbiferum - bulbous species, native to Europe, growing in mountain and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-2200 m altitude. Cultivated as ornamental species on all continents.
Pontederia cordata L.
Species aquatic perennial, 45-60 cm tall, thin rhizome. Leaves basal, erect, ovat-lanceolata, with the cord; long petiole. Flowers violet-blue, rarely white, with an upper lobe yellow blossom disposed in ear type. Perianth campanulata, Revol tube after blooming, 6 stamens, 3 more unequal, May 3 children; anther elliptic, blue. Blooms in June-September. The fruit contains a single seed, indehiscent.
Allium brussalisii (Aliaceae), new species from Greece