Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

Kniphofia 'Nobilis'

profile iconKniphofia uvaria - détail de la hampe florale
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profile iconKniphofia uvaria - détail de la hampe florale
by Patrice78500 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Divide established clumps in late spring

Cuttings

Offshoots can be taken from the crown

Special features

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This sun loving clump forming plant suits being grown in Urban and Mediterranean gardens as well as informal cottage gardens.

Personality

Family

Asphodelaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Orange

Scent

None

Problems

Can suffer from a violet root rot.

Related Problems

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