Perennials with bicoloured flower racemes, not entirely winter-hardy. At one time they were referred to as
Fine border plant, excellent in combination with yellow and orange; may be grown for. Should be given a sunny situation and be covered with or straw before the onset of winter.
Adequately moist soil, rich in humus.
By division in spring.
galpinii: Height 50-60 cm; scarlet in late summer and early autumn.
Kniphofia hybrids: Height 60-100 cm; flowering season late summer to early autumn. ‘Alcazar’ is garnet red; ‘Express’in early summer, yellow with red; ‘Corallina’, a dwarf form, coral red; ‘Royal Standard’, scarlet when in bud, later the flowers are golden yellow; ‘The Rocket’, orange with yellow, a vigorous grower.