Red Hot Pokers Line of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) in Southland, New Zealand. 21 Feb 2021. Roadside verge by farm fence.Click on photo to enlarge. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 10 thoughts on “Red Hot Pokers” Add yours These always bring a smile. I was happy to find them in Chile as well. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Much appreciated combination of color and suggested heat. Thanks, Liz! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Cheers Steve! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Are these growing wild or do you think it was deliberate planting? Either way it looks great. (You would only get them in a garden over here, so it’s interesting to see where plants are growing in their native habitat.) LikeLike Reply Deliberate planting, Kniphofia species are from S.Africa but grow super easy down here and are commonly planted in a long line on farm driveways (sometimes both sides of the drive) and at farm entrances. And like these, it’s not uncommon to find them planted in front of a farm fence! Once they’ve grown a bit they hold their own against grass, bracken and weeds. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Good to know that they do well. Last year I planted some small yellow ones and I’m waiting to see how they’ll get on. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lovely! Nicely framed between the sky and tall grass on the right. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Irene! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They’re beautiful. Needless to say, I’m ready to appreciate every bit of color these days, and these fill the bill perfectly. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wonderful! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.