Knifophia. A robust native of South Africa usually with a red/orange flower mid to late summer (UK). Modern hybridising has brought us a wider range of colours from greens and white through yellows to deep oranges. I must admit that although I don’t mind them I rarely get to put them in a scheme, a lot of people just don’t like them.
Having seen this beauty at Wimpole Hall last week, strongly complementing textures and tones of the other plants, I can’t help but think I am going to be a bit more bullish about championing it in schemes.