Family: Asphodelaceae
type : Perennials, Shrubs, Succulents
sun exposure : Partial Shade
water : Drought Tolerant, Moderate Water, Regular Water
planting zones : CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9, TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10, TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11
Plant Details

Native to South Africa. Branching stems of this South African native make a sprawling clump to 1 feet high, 23 feet wide. Leaves are fleshy, bright green, and shaped like slender, pointed pencils. Blooms through most of the year, producing spikelike, 6- to 12 inches clusters of tubular, bright yellow flowers resembling those of aloe or red-hot poker (Kniphofia). 'Hallmark' has orange flowers with fuzzy yellow stamens; it is more compact, less heat tolerant than species. 'Tiny Tangerine' is another compact, orange- flowered selection. All are useful as ground or bank cover in dry, well-drained soil. Leaves are slippery when crushed, so don't locate them where they'll be stepped on.

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