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Torch Lily
Alcazar Torch Lily
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: Kniphofia
Species: K. uvaria
Binomial name
Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria is also known as Tritoma, Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 5 feet in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow.

It originates from South Africa, and has been introduced into many parts of the world, such as North America, New Zealand and Europe as a garden plant. It is hardy in zones 5-10.


Common Names[]

'DWF' redhot poker, torchlily