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Kniphofia rooperi

Poker plant

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height1.2m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Kniphofia rooperi (Poker plant). This species is a stalked clump with strap-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are produced in red-yellow spikes in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Tropical Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in deep fertile humus-rich moist sandy soil with full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for violet root and thrips.

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