Kniphofia praecox is a very hardy, herbaceous perennial which is thought to be a garden hybrid. The long, strap-like leaves are folded in a clump and are quite hard.
The beautiful flower spikes are borne on long stems in autumn and winter. The buds are orange, then open in succession into yellow flowers. These attract insects and butterflies as well as Sunbirds to the garden.
Plant in a water garden or amongst grasses for the natural look, although they are beautiful when planted en masse, especially when in flower.
Grows best in full sun with plenty of water.
Size: up to 1m