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I'm Principal Scientist for Botany at the RHS and work on the correct naming of plants, and manage the RHS Herbarium. I went on an expedition to South Africa this January to study Kniphofia and their natural hybrids.
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Yes lots of confusion. Although I am starting to question if the plants flowering were the same as the ones in the veld. They may have come in accidentally, but not necessarily from the native ones.
Good question - they do breed in Europe rather than Africa, so maybe we can claim them as our own! Aren't many barns around for them to inhabit either.