Monty and his Kniphofia
I've always called it "nip-hof-ia" and the south african botanist on the show this week said it in the same way. I have never heard anyone else except Monty Don pronounce it "nif-hof-ia". He even said in the show that it's the wrong pronunciation then carried on with his "nif-hof-ia" malarkey. It's named after Kniphof, a german. We do all tend to say "fewshia" rather than "fooksia", even though they're named after someone called "Fuchs", but how do you say "kniphofia"?