• Kniphofia uvaria
  • Kniphofia uvaria
  • Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria

Red Hot Poker, Tritoma, Torch Lily, Torch Flower, Poker Plant
Size: ex 10cm pot - Large

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Tall dramatic flowerspikes
  • Long spiky linear leaves
  • Long-lasting flowers
  • Hardy
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Description

Kniphofia uvaria, the type species of the Red Hot Poker, is native to the Cape Province in South Africa. A majestic clump-forming perennial with long narrow glaucous-green leaves and tall architectural flower-spikes, Kniphofia uvaria is an absolutely essential and extremely easy drought-tolerant exotic, combining well with hardy aloes like Aloe striatula or Aloe aristata, to which it is related. Its dramatic racemes of tubular flowers emerge from late spring and throughout the summer; the bright orange-red buds opening from the lower-half first to reveal the yellow flowers and giving the racemes a colourful and showy two-toned appearance.

Prefering a rich, well-drained sandy soil and full sun, it is hardy in most of the UK and although requiring little attention, its overall presence in the garden is vastly improved by regular cultivation rather than the neglect it usually gets. Removing old flowerspikes, pruning old growth, watering and feeding well during the summer and mulching in the winter will create a healthy and very rewarding clump.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asphodelaceae
Sub-Family Asphodeloideae
Synonyms Kniphofia aloides
Geographical Origin Cape Province, South Africa
Cultivation Full sun. Well-drained sandy soil.
Eventual Height 1.3m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Fully hardy herbaceous perennial. Mulch well

Kniphofia uvaria

Red Hot Poker, Tritoma, Torch Lily, Torch Flower, Poker Plant
Size: ex 10cm pot - Large

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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