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  • red hot poker
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'

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Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
3 × 9cm pots

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: chartreuse
  • Other features: the flowers are attractive to bees
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spikes of chartreuse flowers, which emerge from green-tinted buds in early summer, fade to cream as they mature throughout the summer. These torch-like flowers look marvellous against a background of striped miscanthus leaves. Best planted in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil, they’re perfect for a sunny mixed or herbaceous border.

  • Garden care: In autumn remove and compost the faded, flower spikes and apply a deep, dry mulch around the crown of the plant. Divide Divide and re-plant overcrowded colonies in spring.


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