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Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' (Red hot poker 'Ice Queen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Ice Queen'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Queen' _ 'Ice Queen' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and sturdy, erect, stems bearing spikes of green buds opening to tubular, pale yellow flowers in autumn.


Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Flower

Pale-yellow, Green in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation

Cultivars rarely come true from seed. Divide in late spring. Leave offshoots in place for two years before separating from mother plant.

Propagation methods

Pot up sprouting plantlets, Division, Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' (Red hot poker 'Ice Queen') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, loam or sandy soil enriched with humus. Dislikes chalky soils. Best in full sun but will tolerate parital shade, although flowering will be reduced. In cold areas, protect the crowns of young plants with a dry winter mulch.

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Ice Queen'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Queen' _ 'Ice Queen' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and sturdy, erect, stems bearing spikes of green buds opening to tubular, pale yellow flowers in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Green in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems. Cut back untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation

Cultivars rarely come true from seed. Divide in late spring. Leave offshoots in place for two years before separating from mother plant.

Propagation methods

Pot up sprouting plantlets, Division, Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' (Red hot poker 'Ice Queen') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, loam or sandy soil enriched with humus. Dislikes chalky soils. Best in full sun but will tolerate parital shade, although flowering will be reduced. In cold areas, protect the crowns of young plants with a dry winter mulch.

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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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