Definition of Poker plant
1. Noun. Clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowers.
Generic synonyms: Flame Flower, Flame-flower, Flameflower, Kniphofia, Tritoma
Specialized synonyms: Kniphofia Praecox, Red-hot Poker
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Literary usage of Poker plant
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... of tender autumn-blooming bulbs from South Africa with dense clusters of pendulous, tubular flowers \% in. long, resembling those of the poker plant ..."
2. The Beginner's Garden Book: A Textbook for the Upper Grammar Grades by Allen French (1922)
"These pinks are easily grown from seed (treat as above, but give a foot of space) or from root-divisions. poker plant, or Red-hot poker plant: A brilliant ..."
3. American Notes and Queries edited by William Shepard Walsh, Henry Collins Walsh, William H. Garrison, Samuel R. Harris (1890)
"... Devil's night-cap and Devil's mustard are also on record as plant names. In Germany there are Devil's oaks. The Tritoma or poker-plant is called ..."
4. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"The Tritoma, or Red-hot poker plant, and also Flame Flower, as it is popularly known, is a very beautiful, half-hardy, herbaceous plant, native of the south ..."