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Kniphofia uvaria ‘Echo Mango’ (photo courtesy of Skagit Gardens)
Kniphofia uvaria ‘Echo Mango’ (photo courtesy of Skagit Gardens)

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Kniphofia uvaria

Red-Hot Poker
Liliaceae
Perennials

From South Africa. Leaves to 1 in. wide and 2 ft. long make coarse, grassy clumps. Oblong flower heads form on stems 3–3 1/2 ft. tall. Coral red buds open to orange or deep yellow blossoms in summer (in fall, in cold-winter climates). Most varieties sold under this name are hybrids (see Kniphofia hybrids).

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