Kniphofia or Red Hot Pokers are flowering perennial plants that are members of the Asphodelaceae family. They are native to Africa.

What is a Kniphofia?

Kniphofia are hardy plants that grow to between 0.5m and 1.5m tall. They have strappy sea green foliage and large showy spikes of flowers in yellow, orange and red often with the colours mixed on the same flower spike. Flowering season can be from late spring through to autumn depending on the variety chosen.

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Where to plant Kniphofia?

Kniphofia like full sun or light dappled shade and moist but well drained soil. Smaller forms can be grown in patio pots with larger forms best suited to garden borders where they add an exotic look to cottage or Mediterranean style planting.

How to care for Kniphofia?

Kniphofia are easy plants to look after. Water young and pot grown plants during dry spells. Remove old flower stalks to encourage more flowers and tidy up dead or damaged foliage in early spring.