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Kniphofia 'Safranvogel' (Red hot poker 'Safranvogel')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Safranvogel'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Safranvogel'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Safranvogel' _ 'Safranvogel' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching, linear, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, sturdy, erect stems bearing elliptic spikes of tubular, orange flower buds, paler as the flowers open.


Kniphofia 'Safranvogel' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange 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 'Safranvogel' (Red hot poker 'Safranvogel') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.9m 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 chalk. Best in full sun but tolerates partial shade with flowering reduced. In cold areas, protect crowns of young plants with a dry winter mulch. May be evergreen in warm areas.

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)

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Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Safranvogel'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Safranvogel'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Safranvogel' _ 'Safranvogel' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching, linear, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, sturdy, erect stems bearing elliptic spikes of tubular, orange flower buds, paler as the flowers open.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Arching, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange in Summer; Orange 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 'Safranvogel' (Red hot poker 'Safranvogel') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.9m 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 chalk. Best in full sun but tolerates partial shade with flowering reduced. In cold areas, protect crowns of young plants with a dry winter mulch. May be evergreen in warm areas.

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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