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Looking for Kniphofia

Sunningdale Yellow. Anyone have one?

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    Myke

    Hmm, this might be nearly two years late, but I have a fair patch of this in my front garden that is ripe for splitting up as it's about finished flowering. Let me know if you're still after it.

  2. Grower

    Barbara Dwyer

    Hi , thanks for still picking up on this. Yes, I am still looking but depends what it is of course! Can you give me the name - preferably in Latin?
    Thanks
    Barbara
    OOPs! Just looked at my original post and I did ask for a specific variety so yes please if you don't live too far away. Thanks

  3. Grower

    Barbara Dwyer

    where do you live?

  4. Grower

    Myke

    Worksop in Nottinghamshire, which I believe is a fair way away from your good self. I will be in Gloucestershire in early September if that's any help at all. It is a smaller Kniphofia, topping out at around 3ft, and has just about finished flowering now, see attached pic. Afraid I no longer have the plant label so can't tell you the latin name (apart from the Kniphofia bit).

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  5. Grower

    Barbara Dwyer

    Hi, looks lovely. If we could liaise in September that would be great. we love a mile from the Gloucs border and we have relatives in the county so I'm sure we could sort something out

    Thanks
    Barbara

  6. Grower

    Barbara Dwyer

    we live even!!

  7. Grower

    Myke

    Okey dokey. I'll keep this post available then, and will keep updating my plants too. Will be in touch in September or just before then.

  8. Grower

    Barbara Dwyer

    Thanks. Early September would be great
    Barbara

  9. Grower

    Jim Edwards

    Wait till end of season, November best. Lift and divide tubers, immediately replant in huomus rich compost in container and transport to new location

  10. Grower

    Myke

    In my experience, I wait until after the plant has finished flowering before splitting up, e.g. with Kniphofia Rooperii this is quite late, November even. The time varies depending on variety, some in summer, some later. I pot up the split clumps with earth from the dig holes, and chop back all the leaves to around 1ft maximum to reduce stress/expiration. Water well initially, and continue to if you have a dry spell. Pretty much left to their own devices outside, the plant recovers and you can see new leaves growing up. You may sacrafice flowers in the first year, but all my pots have grown on well. I have just replanted 7 clumps of Rooperii (split late last year) in my allotment, where in future years they'll provide a spectacular show in late summer as my own photo of this variety shows.


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