Kniphofia albescens is usually several- to many-stemmed with leaves 0.6-1.0 m long. They are keeled, dull green to glaucous, tough and fibrous in texture; flower buds greenish white or tinged with pink, erect; flowers becoming white or cream-coloured. It can be found on seepage zones or in marshy areas.
Kniphofia albescens must be planted in a damp area in full sun. The small form and white flowers make it very suitable for cultivation.