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Kniphofia northiae (Giant red hot poker)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.9m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Kniphofia northiae

Other names: Giant red hot poker, Giant poker, Octopus red hot poker, Giant poker lily, Northiae torch flower, Broad-leaved poker

Genus: Kniphofia Kniphofia

Species: K. northiae - K. northiae is an evergreen perennial with a rosette of broad, linear, arching, mid-green leaves and, in early to late summer, stout, erect stems bearing dense, oblong racemes of tubular, pale yellow flowers opening from red buds.


Kniphofia northiae is: Evergreen

Flower: Red, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect flower stem, Rosette

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Cut down spent flower stems.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Kniphofia northiae (Giant red hot poker) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation: Prefers loam or sandy soil enriched with humus but will tolerate any deep, moist but well-drained soil. Dislikes chalk. Best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade, but flowering will be reduced. Protect young plants with a winter mulch.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Iris 'Deep Black'
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Kniphofia Caulescens (Agm)
£ 5.35
Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'
£ 5.50
Kniphofia &Lsquo;Nancy’S Red’
£ 5.40
Kniphofia &Lsquo;Tetbury Torch’
£ 5.40

Botanical name: Kniphofia northiae

Other names: Giant red hot poker, Giant poker, Octopus red hot poker, Giant poker lily, Northiae torch flower, Broad-leaved poker

Genus: Kniphofia Kniphofia

Species: K. northiae - K. northiae is an evergreen perennial with a rosette of broad, linear, arching, mid-green leaves and, in early to late summer, stout, erect stems bearing dense, oblong racemes of tubular, pale yellow flowers opening from red buds.


Kniphofia northiae is: Evergreen

Flower: Red, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect flower stem, Rosette

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Cut down spent flower stems.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Kniphofia northiae (Giant red hot poker) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation: Prefers loam or sandy soil enriched with humus but will tolerate any deep, moist but well-drained soil. Dislikes chalk. Best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade, but flowering will be reduced. Protect young plants with a winter mulch.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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£ 5.50
Kniphofia &Lsquo;Nancy’S Red’
£ 5.40
Kniphofia &Lsquo;Tetbury Torch’
£ 5.40

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