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Kniphofia ‘Pencil White’
Kniphofia ‘Pencil White’
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Kniphofia ‘Pencil White’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.300.490

Torchlilies are easy to grow in the garden, so long as the soil is well-drained, especially in winter. They do however require plenty of water during the growing season. They grow mainly in the mountains and upland grasslands of South Africa although there are also some species native to Ethiopia, Madagascar and Arabia. This is a more compact selection, forming clumps of grassy green leaves that remain evergreen in milder regions. Taller stems in summer hold narrow flower spikes in cream, with a hint of green when opening, turning white as they mature. Wonderful for the smaller garden. Attractive to hummingbirds and terrific for cutting. Introduced by New World Plants.

Further details for
Kniphofia ‘Pencil White’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   35-45 cm
   14-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.