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Kniphofia 'Buttercup' (Red hot poker 'Buttercup')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.85m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Buttercup'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Buttercup'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Buttercup' _ 'Buttercup' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with grass-like, mid-green leaves and spikes of bright yellow, tubular flowers that open from green buds in early summer.


Kniphofia 'Buttercup' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Kniphofia 'Buttercup' (Red hot poker 'Buttercup') will reach a height of 0.85m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, loamy soil or sandy soil enriched with humus. Dislikes chalky soils. Best in full sun but will tolerate parital shade, although flowering will be reduced. Protect young plants with a mulch in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Buttercup'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Buttercup'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Buttercup' _ 'Buttercup' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with grass-like, mid-green leaves and spikes of bright yellow, tubular flowers that open from green buds in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Kniphofia 'Buttercup' (Red hot poker 'Buttercup') will reach a height of 0.85m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, loamy soil or sandy soil enriched with humus. Dislikes chalky soils. Best in full sun but will tolerate parital shade, although flowering will be reduced. Protect young plants with a mulch in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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