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Kniphofia uvaria

brian stoatbrian stoat Posts: 105

Hi everybody.

Looking for some thoughts on K. uvaria.

How thuggish a plant is it? And can I (I know I don't need to; but can I) cut the old foliage back either at the end of the flowering season, so that it doesn't look raggedy through the winter, or is that a big "no no"?

Any thoughts appreciated.

Cheers

Brian

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  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 2,586
    I looked it up to see what Kniphofia uvaria looks like (too garish for my taste I'm afraid), but found this on the RHS site: 
    • 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 replant overcrowded colonies in spring.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,531
    Oops, I didn't cut mine back!
  • brian stoatbrian stoat Posts: 105
    Thanks. I saw that too but was wondering if anybody had any actual experience of cutting it back in the Autumn to make it tidy for the winter.
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