Red hot poker

Kniphofia 'Brimstone'

Red hot poker - Kniphofia  'Brimstone'

Common Name: Red hot poker
Genus: Kniphofia
Cultivar: 'Brimstone'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Tall, bright and imposing kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. 'Brimstone' produces dramatic spikes of lime green to primrose-yellow tubular flowers above clumps of evergreen strap-like leaves from August to September. 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 or against a background of ornamental grasses. Good in containers too. 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. Cut back to the ground in spring to keep the foliage fresh-looking. Divide and re-plant overcrowded colonies in spring.

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