Red Hot Poker 'Grandiflora' - Plant

Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'
Red Hot Poker 'Grandiflora'

These plants grow stronger each year.

Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia Uvaria 'Grandiflora') creates a spectacular sight in the border due to its striking inflorescence. The flowers develop in long spikes, 15-20 cm long and are red at the top blending into yellow at the bottom. As the plant retains its leaves for a long time, it is still very attractive after the flowering period. The combination of leaves and spikes is very attractive. They are also excellent for cutting.
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Uvaria Kniphofia 'Grandiflora' needs to be in a sunny or partially shady position, although it will not flower as well in the shade. Uvaria Kniphofia 'Grandiflora' grows and flowers best in fertile, acid or neutral soil that is moist but well-drained, and is enriched with humus. Prepare a suitable hole, improve poor garden soil by mixing in some granulated cow manure. Plant the thick rhizome of the red hot poker upright in the hole, spaced approximately 50 cm apart. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.
    Red Hot Poker is great for the border
    Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora' gives an exotic feel to the garden. Its narrow leaves and strikingly coloured flowers make the red hot poker a very popular border plant. Plant it between lower plants such as the treasure flower (Gazania Splendens) or combine it with taller growing plants in the border such as Inca lilies (Alstroemeria) and pampas grass (Cortaderia Selloana).
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  • Care
  • Red Hot Poker is a perennial that can remain in the same spot for several years. It is important that the soil is well-drained, especially in the winter. Cut off its faded flower stems to encourage a good growth. Tie the leaves together for the winter and cover the plant with a layer of hay or straw. In spring, cut all of its leaves off and soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground.
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  • Specifics
  • The cylindrical flower clusters of this robust perennial add a striking vertical accent to your garden. The flower spike is yellow at the bottom and red at the top. Its flowers resemble a rocket! Its long, graceful leaves also make this plant decorative apart from its flowers. This plant is also called Torch Lily because of its unique flowers. Red Hot Poker is originally from South Africa.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora'
    Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Yellow, Orange
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting yes
    Flowering period July - September
    Growing height80 - 100 cm
    Planting distance30 - 40 cm
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