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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
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)
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Cut down spent flower stems.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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