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Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (Red hot poker 'Tawny King')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Tawny King'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Tawny King' _ 'Tawny King' is an upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with strap-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and sturdy, erect, deep bronze stems bearing spikes of dull orange buds opening to tubular, cream flowers from midsummer to mid-autumn.


Kniphofia 'Tawny King' is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Brown, Apricot, Cream in Summer; Cream, Brown, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

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 'Tawny King' (Red hot poker 'Tawny King') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m 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)

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Botanical name

Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

Other names

Red hot poker 'Tawny King'

Genus

Kniphofia Kniphofia

Variety or Cultivar

'Tawny King' _ 'Tawny King' is an upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with strap-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and sturdy, erect, deep bronze stems bearing spikes of dull orange buds opening to tubular, cream flowers from midsummer to mid-autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Brown, Apricot, Cream in Summer; Cream, Brown, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

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 'Tawny King' (Red hot poker 'Tawny King') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1m 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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