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Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

Hardy Perennial

Also known as the Torch Lily, this easy, reliable perennial is an old favourite for herbaceous borders. Tall stems tower over strap like evergreen foliage, and carry impressive torch-like flower heads formed from a blaze of tiny flowers. The fiery blooms are also highly attractive to bees. Height: 90cm (36") Spread: 60cm (24"). Bareroot plants supplied.

Ideal For:
wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 4 bare root red hot poker plants

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    • Despatch: by end of November 2017
    • £7.99
Plant Kniphofia bareroots at the earliest opportunity following delivery. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged), bareroots should be potted up, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position for planting out at a later date. Choose a sunny or semi shaded position in moist, well drained soil and work some well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bareroot with its roots spread out, and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm the plant in gently.
Water well to settle the soil. Water regularly until established. Cut back faded Kniphofia flower heads in autumn and apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant. Lift and divide clumps of Red Hot Pokers in spring every third year to maintain their vigour.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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