flava is known in gardens as the day lily; Phormium, a New Zealand genus to which belongs New Zealand flax, P. tenax, a useful fibre-plant; Kniphofia, South and East Africa, several species of which are cultivated; and Aloe.
Kniphofia Burchelli - Introduced by Mr Burchell from the Cape, is a distinct and beautiful plant with a purple-spotted stem and bright green leaves, firm in texture, 2 to 3 feet long, which taper gradually to the apex.
Kniphofia Comosa - Seems closely allied to K. pumila, and has a peculiar appearance with its long protruding style and anthers.
Kniphofia Foliosa - Almost the counterpart of K. caulescens, but it has distinct stems, being also one of the most robust of all the Kniphofias, and easily distinguished by its broadish leaves and its protruding stamens.
Kniphofia Leichtlini - Native of Abyssinia, and requires winter protection even in the south of England.
Kniphofia Northiae - This is most nearly allied to K. caulescens, but its leaves are much broader, are not keeled, and are serrulate on the margins.
Kniphofia Rooperi - Nearly allied to K. aloides, but is an early or summer-flowering plant, while the stamens are included in the tube; the flowers are paler and less curved, and the leaves are broad and very glaucous.
Kniphofia Sarmentosa - Distinguished from K. aloides by its smaller glaucous leaves, the cylindrical flower-heads from 6 inches to 1 foot long, the flowers red in the upper half, and yellow, or yellow tinged red, in the lower.
Kniphofia Triangularis - Reminds one of K.
Kniphofia Tucki - Has large, glaucous, Yucca-like foliage, growing 4 to 5 feet high, with massive heads of bright red flowers, changing to yellow, and borne early in June.
Kniphofia Tysoni - A handsome new variety, with persistent strong foliage of a soft glaucous shade, each left measuring 3 feet or more in length and 3 1/2 inches wide at base, tapering to a fine point; the edges of leaf finely serrated.
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