Kniphofia uvaria (Red Hot Poker)

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Kniphofia Uvaria (Red Hot Poker) – Vibrant blooms of red; orange and yellow. The unmistakable formation of Kniphofia create striking accents in the garden. They have a long lasting strap-like foliage with the prodruding stem holding the flowers upto a metre high. This variety is Alcazar.

Pack of 3 bare root plants

PacksPrice per pack
1 - 2 £3.60
3+ £2.84

Original price was: £7.20.Current price is: £3.60. (inc. VAT)

Pack of 3 bare root(s)

Planting:

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Flowering:

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F

M

A

M

J

J

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S

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Orange
  • Height: 100cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds/borders
  • Bees
  • Long grass

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
  • Position: Full sun
  • Bulbs per m2: 20
  • Planting depth: 15cm

Plant Kniphofia Uvaria (Red Hot Poker) in full sun with moist and well drained soil. 

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Kniphofia Uvaria (Red Hot Poker) – Vibrant blooms of red; orange and yellow. The unmistakable formation of Kniphofia create striking accents in the garden. They have a long lasting strap-like foliage with the prodrucing stem holding the flowers upto a metre high. This variety is Alcazar.

Kniphofias, planted amongst alpines in your rockery or sunny border, ‘Red Hot Pokers.’ A welcome addition to perennial flower beds. Tall, clump-forming and hardy.

Pack of 3 bare root plants

Growing Kniphofia

Kniphofias are easy to grow, if you set them up well. They will perform best in a spot in full sun with fertile, well-drained soil that isn’t too wet over winter. Deadhead after flowering.

Leave your Red Hot Poker plants alone until mid-spring, the old growth protects the crown of the plant over winter. Once the weather has begun to warm up, tidy up any dead foliage and check for slugs or snails which can damage developing flowerheads and young growth.

If you plant them in containers, water them regularly over the summer.

Red Hot Pokers can be divided in spring – this is the only way to increase named cultivars as they do not grow true from seed.

Caring for your Bare Root Perennials

Buying and growing bare root perennials is more cost-effective than buying a potted plant from a garden centre later in the season, plus, it gives plants a great head start for your garden.

Simply pot up your bare root perennials when you receive them and keep them in a cold frame or cool place, around 10C is perfect. Then, if there is a cold snap, they can be easily moved away from any risk of frost. Once the soil has warmed up, your already flourishing plant can be transplanted to the spot you have been eyeing up all winter!

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