Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

red hot poker

9cm pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall bright and imposing, kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. 'Tawny King' produces fantastic 'pokers' with dark bronze stems and tubular, cream flowers that open progressively from the base of the flowerhead above clumps of evergreen, strap-like leaves. The flowers start opening in July from apricot buds and continue to flower well into October. Originally from South Africa, the elegant, torch-like flowers of kniphofia make vertical accents in a sunny border and look particularly good as an exotic scheme based on 'hot' colours. They also look great with a background of ornamental grasses. This is an easy and undemanding plant.

  • Garden care: In autumn remove and compost the faded flower spikes and apply a deep dry mulch such as pine needles around the crown of the plant. Cut back to the ground in spring to keep the foliage fresh-looking. Divide and re-plant overcrowded colonies in spring.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CrocusKniphofia 'Tawny King'
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)

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5.0

Exquisite colours

By Connie

from Devon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Kniphofia 'Tawny King':

    I put mine in a good sized pot and put in a sunny position. It must have liked it as it has thrived and is big enough to be divided into several plants.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    4.0

    Great plant for the border

    By Mandy

    from Hampshire

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Kniphofia 'Tawny King':

      Dramatic contrast amongst a selection of ornamental grasses. Long lasting flowering period.

       
      1.0

      Didn't flower

      By kc

      from cheshire

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Kniphofia 'Tawny King':

      The plants looked healthy but nothing happened during the flowering season.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      5.0

      Bright jump out red

      By Mink

      from London

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Kniphofia 'Tawny King':

        Deep bright red, pops of vibrant colour
        Worth the wait!
        Plant in groups
        Takes 2 years to get going
        Early flowering

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

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