You will receive the Kniphofia as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. They are winter-hardy perennials. They can be planted at any time, provided that the ground is not frozen.
Red hot pokers do best in full sun. They can be planted in flower pots or around the garden. The flowers begin to appear during the summer. This will continue for months. Always make sure that the Kniphofia has enough water. It should never be soaking wet though.
|Latin name:||Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - September|
|Growing Height:||80 - 100 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Uvaria Kniphofia 'Grandiflora' needs to be in a sunny or partially shady position, although it will not flower as well in the shade. Uvaria Kniphofia 'Grandiflora' grows and flowers best in fertile, acid or neutral soil that is moist but well-drained, and is enriched with humus. Prepare a suitable hole, improve poor garden soil by mixing in some granulated cow manure. Plant the thick rhizome of the red hot poker upright in the hole, spaced approximately 50 cm apart. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.
Red Hot Poker is great for the border
Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora' gives an exotic feel to the garden. Its narrow leaves and strikingly coloured flowers make the red hot poker a very popular border plant. Plant it between lower plants such as the treasure flower (Gazania Splendens) or combine it with taller growing plants in the border such as Inca lilies (Alstroemeria) and pampas grass (Cortaderia Selloana).
Red Hot Poker is a perennial that can remain in the same spot for several years. It is important that the soil is well-drained, especially in the winter. Cut off its faded flower stems to encourage a good growth. Tie the leaves together for the winter and cover the plant with a layer of hay or straw. In spring, cut all of its leaves off and soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground.
The cylindrical flower clusters of this robust perennial add a striking vertical accent to your garden. The flower spike is yellow at the bottom and red at the top. Its flowers resemble a rocket! Its long, graceful leaves also make this plant decorative apart from its flowers. This plant is also called Torch Lily because of its unique flowers. Red Hot Poker is originally from South Africa.