Red hot poker

Kniphofia 'Nancy's Red'

Red hot poker - Kniphofia  'Nancy's Red'

Common Name: Red hot poker
Genus: Kniphofia
Cultivar: 'Nancy's Red'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

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

Tall, bright and imposing kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. 'Nancy's Red' produces bold spikes of coral-red flowers from summer through to autumn and is a little shorter than many cultivars so is more suitable for smaller gardens. For maximum impact plant in bold clumps in humus-rich, moist well-drained soil against a background of tall ornamental grasses or as part of an exotic planting scheme. 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 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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