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Red Hot Poker in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Kniphofia

 

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia - Red-Hot Pokers - are easy to grow plants with a long flowering season. Due to their height they are suitable for growing towards the back of a border. They have strap-like leaves, and the tall stems bear an oval flower-head of small, tubular yellow, orange and red flowers, resembling the red-hot poker of their common name.

 
plant Features
  • Red Hot Poker likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Red Hot Poker likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Red Hot Poker is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Red Hot Poker likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Red Hot Poker

Latin name

Kniphofia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Hot Poker likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Hot Poker is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Red Hot Poker likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Red Hot Poker likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Hot Poker is 1.00meters x 1.50meters 1.00 M 1.50 M

Kniphofia

Kniphofia - Red-Hot Pokers - are easy to grow plants with a long flowering season. Due to their height they are suitable for growing towards the back of a border. They have strap-like leaves, and the tall stems bear an oval flower-head of small, tubular yellow, orange and red flowers, resembling the red-hot poker of their common name.


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Mid Autumn

Kniphofia have a long flowering season, producing tall flowers from Spring to mid Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant Kniphofia in Spring in a sunny site, in fertile, well-draining soil. Bear in mind the height they will grow when choosing a growing-site.

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Kniphofia will produce seed, but the seed does not grow true to the variety. Division is the best way to propagate. Using a fork dig up plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the root ball, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the root ball apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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