Red Hot Pokers

Line of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) in Southland, New Zealand. 21 Feb 2021. Roadside verge by farm fence.
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  1. 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.)

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    1. 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.

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      1. 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. 🙂

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