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KNIPHOFIA 'Tawny King'

Commonly known as Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

Dark bronze stems and tubular cream flowers above evergreen strap-like leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broad, straplike leaves to 1.2m (4ft) long
  • Cream
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Clump-forming rhizomatous perennial. Erect, dense spikes of brownish-orange buds opening to cream flowers on bronze stems
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and other insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, aphids, thrips
    Place of origin
    Southern and tropical Africa, Madagascar, Arabia.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Spike-like racemes
    Spikes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich, preferably sandy
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
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Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.2m (4ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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