8 responses to “Kniphofia ‘Christmas Cheer’”

  1. Sue

    Amazing plant, Daniel and Gary. Couldn’t have timed this one better! Thanks.

  2. elizabeth a airhart

    thank you daniel
    for our chistmas cheer
    named for johannes hieronymus kniphof
    1704 1763 erfurt univesity germany
    plantzafrica
    i am in central florida not far from selby gardens my view of the solitice moon and mars
    was just breath takeing i hope that all in the
    pathway will be able to see this not-to be seen
    again for many years display – cheers

  3. Beverley

    Kniphofia – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Kniphofia nee-fof-ee-a Dictionary of Plant Names, Coombes

  4. Heather Dunbar

    I am with the humming birds on this one!
    What is the size of this plant and flower?

  5. phillip

    it appears to me….about 150′ tall with diameter of about 50’………………but i’am a ant…!!….ho-ho-ho……………………………….

  6. Margaret-Rae Davis

    This is beautiful and I am so happy to see the great Photograph.
    Merry Christmas,
    Thank you,
    Margaret-Rae

  7. Denis

    Following up on my promise to check out the archive a bit, here I am two years late on this one.
    I have(?) this one. I planted the summer before this post, actually. About late November that year, I dug it up and put it back in a pot because the inflorescences were rotting in the cold Oregon rain. It struggled in a pot for the next year and a half. I decided it was not doing well in the pot and that it was time to plant it and let fate take its course. It was planted up against the foundation on the south side of my house, with the hopes that the eave would protect it some.
    Well, it is now a sad pile of dead leaves on this Chrismas Eve.
    We dropped down to just below 9 degrees F a few weeks ago in the hills above Scappoose, Oregon. I’m hoping reports of its root hardiness are accurate. But, if not – oh well – you roll the dice when you play the Zonal Denial game and sometimes you get burned.
    Such will be the case this winter of 2009-10.

  8. Hortbeardie

    I just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays and let you know that I really enjoy the Botany Photo of
    the day. The photos are almost always wonderful and inspiring, and I always learn something new.
    Great choice for today!

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