Red-Hot Poker, Torch Lily
Native to South Africa’s eastern Cape. Grows to 4 ft. tall and wide, with keeled green leaves that remain evergreen only in the mildest part of the range. The inflorescence is more egg-shaped than spherical, yellow at the very bottom and orange above; blooms in winter.
‘Mandalay Queen’ has very large semidouble pink flowers with fluted petals.
Many hybrids areobtainable, either as blends orin single colors. Most must begrown from seed.
Upright, variable, compact shrub grows to 6–15 ft. tall and wide. Leaves are smooth, very glossy...