Explore the diversity of Kniphofia, from the amazing array of species in Africa to the many superb
cultivars now available to gardeners across the world.
Kniphofia have been cultivated in Western gardens for more than 300 years but, until now, there has
never been a book on the genus. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all the species
and cultivars also includes extensive information on history, breeding, botany and cultivation.
Although most species are native to South Africa there is a surprising diversity throughout east
and central Africa, and into the Arabian peninsula. All 70 species are shown, with concise botanical
descriptions and identification advice. More than 160 cultivars are illustrated in full colour and described,
with information on size and flowering period, and they are conveniently grouped by flower colour.
The book concludes with a checklist of more than 1,000 cultivar and scientific names, citing orig
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