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Kniphofia - 'Dorset Sentry' (Kniphofia, Red Hot Poker)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer late), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Kniphofia - Cultivation Notes

Plant Red Hot poker in any well drained fertile garden soil, avoiding heavy clay or wet soils, which can cause rotting off during the winter months. Plant in a sheltered sunny position in the garden for best results. Divide congested material and replant plant in autumn; cut back dead foliage in autumn and mulch every few years to improve soil fertility.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Kniphofia:

  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Kniphofia

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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