Definition of kniphofia in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɪˈfəʊfɪə/
/nʌɪˈfəʊfɪə/ /nɪpˈhəʊfɪə/


A plant of a genus that comprises the red-hot pokers.
  • Genus Kniphofia, family Liliaceae (or Aloaceae)
Example sentences
  • Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include Mahonia, weigela, hebe, kniphofia, sedum, wild geranium and Arum italicum.
  • Tall strap-leafed phormiums, or New Zealand flax, and the architectural-looking kniphofia, or red-hot poker, added structure just as surely as did the seating areas, paths, and stone work.
  • I like the grassy foliage and orange-yellow torchlike blooms of kniphofia, aka red-hot poker and torch lily.


Modern Latin; named after Johann H. Kniphof (1704–1763), German botanist.

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