Kniphofia 'Bees Lemon'

3 × 9cm pots £35.97 £27.00
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Buy Kniphofia 'Bees Lemon' red hot poker: Luminous late summer pokers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    A sensation in the late summer garden, this showy perennial attracts bees and butterflies, but is rarely affected by deer or rabbits, so is perfect for both city and country gardens. Emerging from lime green buds, the bright yellow flowers open upwards from the base of the spike over several weeks, so the display is relatively long-lived. Plant this with hot colours like orange and red, as well as contrasting purples.

  • Garden care: In autumn remove and compost the faded flower spikes and apply a deep, dry mulch around the crown of the plant. Divide and replant overcrowded colonies in spring.

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Striking "yellow" hot poker


One needs to be patient with this kniphofia as it takes time to develop but when it did start to open up in its second year, it produced a total of eight very striking large yellow flowers. As it's name implies, it's attractive to bees and it really stands out as a spectacular feature of the garden.

Kate of Yorkshire

North Yorkshire


Red hot favourite


Adding to my collection of red hot pokers. This is a gem and combines well with other hot border plants.


Greater Mnchester


Unusual 'red' hot poker


This is a lovely yellow kniphofia which is unusual. It flowered in the first year I had it and looks to be doing well overwinter.




No flower spike in first year


Planted it near some other Kniphofia's which are growing well but this one is slow growing, still waiting for a flower spike. Have kept it slug free.




I would recommend this variety


Took a season to produce more flowers.





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Is this the larger variety? Not the new dwarf ones.

CB an oldie

I would suggest this variety is not one of the dwarf forms which tend to reach between 0.5 -1m in height.


I am waiting for Bees Lemon to come into stock so that I can purchase some from you. However, will this poker flower late this year or will I have to wait till next year. Helen (again)


Hello, I have just checked and this plant is not due into us until autumn and it is also available in a 9cm pot, so the plant will be quite young. Therefore, with these two things in mind, I suspect it is unlikely to have flower on at that stage.


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