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Red Hot Pokers

Botanical name: Kniphofia hybrids
Family: Liliaceae
Plant/ type: Herbaceous perennial.
Ideal planting time: Winter
Size:1-1.2m tall. Clumps to 50cm wide.
Depth & spacing: Plant up to 50cm apart with the crown (where the leaves and roots meet) level with the soil surface.
Aspect: Full sun to light shade.
Soil: Well draining. Soggy Winter soils will cause the rhizomes to rot.
Watering: Keep moist whilst actively growing.
Fertilising: Complete fertiliser
Flowering time: Summer
Pruning required: None
These old favourites are extremely hardy and require little care. However, their colour is brilliant and their blooms also excellent in vases.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:38 AM
Keywords: Red Hot Pokers, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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