Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'
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- Red-hot pokers make rewarding and often long-lived garden plants. Their distinctively-shaped blooms are among the most spectacular of hardy flowers, and their long season means that by careful plant choice gardeners can enjoy them between spring and late autumn.
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Red hot poker shipped within 2 weeks Buy This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. Position: full sun or partial shade.
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Tall bright and imposing, kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. 'Royal Standard' produces spikes of bright yellow tubular flowers, scarlet in bud, above clumps of evergreen, strap-like leaves. Originally from South Africa, the elegant, torch-like flowers of kniphofia make vertical accents in a sunny border and look particularly good as part of a scheme based on 'hot' colours. They also look great with a background of ornamental grasses. An easy and undemanding plant.
- Garden care: In autumn remove and compost the faded flower spikes and apply a deep dry mulch such as pine needles around the crown of the plant. Avoid excessive winter wet and cut back to the ground in spring to keep the foliage fresh-looking. Divide and replant overcrowded colonies in spring.
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Common Name: Red-hot poker
Cultivar: 'Tawny King'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to prune: May to May
Time to divide plants: May to May
'Tawny King' is an extremely popular white because the mid- to late summer flowers open from tawny brown buds from the base up, and the flowers stand out against the dark bronze stems - a good choice among the flashier hothouse orange and red pokers. There are plenty more pokers to give an extra show through September and October, especially the orange-red 'Prince Igor' and the huge, 240cm-high Kniphofia uvaria 'Nobilis'. All like rich, moist ground.