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- n. Any of several plants, of the genus Kniphofia, having bright, upright flowers
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of large and showy liliaceous plants of the tribe Hemerocalleœ, having long, narrow leaves and reflexed spiked flowers with a narrow tubular perianth, short lobes, and hypogynous Stamens.
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- n. a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
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I love the goldfinches, they are usually spotted on the kniphofia spikes, echinceas and later the very tall rudbeckias.
Another hot color combo, the kniphofia and Azalea ‘Crimson Tide’ with the chamaecyparis ‘Gold Mops’ mopping up all the spilled color.