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Kniphofia uvaria

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Variety 'Flamenco'

Pot Size
3 litres

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Common names

Poker plant, Common torch lily, Torch lily


Kniphofia uvaria (Poker plant). This is a tall perennial species. It will produce very distinctive red and yellow blooms. It will grow to a height of 1.2m and will spread about 45cm. The leaves are large and strap-shaped; they are strongly channelled. In late summer and autumn it will bear dense racemes of tubular scarlet flowers. You can divide the clump after they are large and well-established. The perennials will need shelter from winds and will require soil that is very well drained. They will tolerate some drought, but will benefit from regular watering in a dry period.

Interest and use

Cutting bed, mixed borders. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Kniphofia uvaria | Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

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Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9
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