Red hot poker

Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'

Red hot poker - Kniphofia  'Royal Standard'

Common Name: Red hot poker
Genus: Kniphofia
Cultivar: 'Royal Standard'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

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

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. 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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