Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

red hot poker

9cm pot
pot size guide
£7.99 Buy
+
-
3 × 9cm pots
pot size guide
£23.97 £21.00 Buy
+
-
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.99
  • Click & collect FREE

See more info on delivery options

1 year guarantee

  • 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.

Anemanthele lessoniana

pheasant's tail grass (syn. Stipa arundinacea )

Versatile and colourful

£8.99 Buy

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

sneezeweed

Bright, copper-red, daisy-like flowers and long season

£8.99 Buy

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

black-eyed susan

Large golden-yellow flowerheads

£8.99 Buy
 

How to use those dreamy flower spires

There's one garden essential that brings a planting scheme to life and it's upright flower spikes that soar heavenwards. They add drama and perspective to all your other planting and, as they open from the bottom upwards, each spire offers a glorious co

Read full article

Long flowering plants for your garden

When choosing plants for your garden you want some ‘core plants’, ones that will that offer weeks of flower, not just a few fleeting days. These stalwarts help balance out those ephemeral poppies, the plants with the tissue-paper petals that drop within a

Read full article

Summer stars from warmer climates

When we are all, hopefully, enjoying the hotter more humid days in July and the longer evenings there is a different range of plants that come into their own in our gardens, ones found naturally close to the equator or in the upper reaches of the Souther

Read full article