Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis
Kniphofia 'Nobilis' is a vigorous evergreen perennial that forms a large clump of arching grass-like foliage. In summer it can produce spikes up to 2m tall of rich orange-red flowers that fade to yellow at the base. It grows best in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus and will tolerate most deep well-draining soils. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a longer flower stem compared to the species it was bred from (Kniphofia uvaria) and a longer flowering period, blooming from late summer through autumn.
Generally not harvested.
Divide established clumps in late spring
Offshoots can be taken from the crown
Soil PH preference
This sun loving clump forming plant suits being grown in Urban and Mediterranean gardens as well as informal cottage gardens.
Red, Yellow, Orange
Can suffer from a violet root rot.