Kniphofia uvaria

red hot poker

2 litre pot
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Tall, stately blaze of orange, forming a welcome garden landmark in August, and sensational with cobalt-blue ceratostigma creeping round its toes, or against deep blue Salvia uliginosa

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    Tall bright and imposing, kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. This variety produces tall spikes of red flower buds that open to orange and fade to yellow above clumps of evergreen, strap-like leaves. Originally from South Africa, the fiery, torch-like flowers of this kniphofia make vertical accents in a sunny border and work particularly well in a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. They also look great against 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.

Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday'

sneezeweed (syn Ruby Tuesday)

A compact plant with deep red, daisy-like flowers in early autumn

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Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

sneezeweed

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

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Achillea 'Terracotta'

yarrow

Long-lasting, rich terracotta flowers

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Ceratostigma willmottianum Forest Blue ('Lice') (PBR)

Chinese plumbago

Foliage turns wonderful autumnal colours

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