Kniphofia thodei grows solitary and the leaves are narrow, recurved, around 5 mm wide by 300-400mm long, blue-green, soft to the touch, with slightly coarse or toothed margins. The inflorescence consists of a single dense spike, grading from orange to yellow-white below. Flowers measure a mere 20-30mm in length. Flowering period is quite long.
The small size of Kniphofia thodei makes ideal for the smaller garden but it will still need a damp spot.