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Product Code: KNIL85
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Over the years Kniphofia has gathered a number of common names, tritoma, torch lily, poker plant but is perhaps best known as Red Hot Poker.

A clump forming evergreen perennial native to the coastal marshes of South Africa.

Broad, sword-shaped, arching, green foliage, arranged in arching rosettes and topped by dense spikes of elongated or egg shaped lime yellow blooms that fade to yellow and then to back to green as they mature.

The blooms, carried on strong, stout stems are long lasting and usually begin in June yet are often still showing colour well into October.

Growing around 2ft. tall this impressive landscape plant provides a brilliant patch of colour in autumn when many other flowering shrubs and plants are past their peak and beginning to fade.

Bees find Kniphofia citrina particularly attractive as do many other beneficial insects.

Although at its best in a rich, fertile, moist but well drained soil it is still adaptable enough to grow in a large container.

Fully hardy but resents a cold wet site in winter and will thrive in full sun or partial shade.

When flowering has finished in autumn a heavy mulch is highly recommended if you live in a cold or particularly damp area.

Large or overcrowded plants can be lifted and divided in spring but Kniphofia citrina dislikes disturbance so this should only be done when absolutely necessary.

Pictures used are of mature plants in bloom and may not necessarily reflect plants at all times of the year.

Our plants are supplied ex. 10cm pots, they can be planted out immediately but better results may be obtained by growing them on for a short time in a slightly larger container before transplanting to their final growing positions.




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We ask all our buyers to remember plants are living items and their appearance changes with the seasons.  Please don’t panic if the plant you receive looks different to the image on the website. This is quite normal and not a matter for any worry or concern, it is likely to be in perfect condition for the time of year and just enjoying a well-earned rest before bursting into action for the new season. Particularly in autumn and winter many shrubs will lose their leaves and look rather bare, gaunt and stick-like and from August onwards many perennial plants may not even be showing above the soil.

We want you to be happy with your purchase and all our items are checked and inspected visually before packing. In the unlikely event of a problem please advise us at within 48hrs of delivery. Due to the nature of the goods we cannot accept any responsibility for their failure after planting as pests, disease, poor horticultural practice, extremes of weather and many other factors outside our control all take their toll. Goods will only be accepted for return after seller has been informed and given permission for their return.  Refunds will be issued when items are received back in saleable condition within 14 days from original despatch date. Buyer must pay all return charges except where an item has been despatched in error.

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