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Kniphofia rooperi

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Kniphofia rooperi - 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 rooperi:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Kniphofia rooperi:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot

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