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Kniphofia Genus

Poker plant

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Kniphofia genus (Poker plant). These are perennials, some of which are evergreen. They are upright tufted plants with long leaves. In the summer they will produce showy, brightly coloured tubular flowers in dense racemes on the tall bare stems. They are fully to half hardy and will need full sun in well drained conditions, with constant moisture in the soil in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Tropical Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Propagation

Seed or division or the fleshy crowns in spring, cultivators by division only in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to root rot.

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