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help please. Kniphofia not flowering

I replaced a big kniphofia, which I found a bit brash in our seaside garden,
 with a Bees Lemon about five years ago.  It has neither flowered, nor put on significant growth.  It was in full sun in a good very free draining soil.  I took it out as I thought it was ailing and tried to nurse it a bit, by putting it in a pot against a sunny wall, but this year again nothing has happened.  Have I just got a dud, or am I doing something very wrong? Thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    When you move them, they can take a while to settle again, but they can also take a couple of years to settle initially. 
    Is there a lot of other planting around it? Has it been over fed?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • No I dont think it's been overfed at all, but there was quite a bit of planting around it when it was in the original position in the flowerbed.  I'll stick with it and see if it revives at all in the pot.  Thanks Fairygirl
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    It's maybe just been a bit overcrowded. Unless it's one of those ones that's been in a 'teabag' and hasn't grown beyond that.
    It's odd that it hasn't really grown much, although they don't have huge root systems until they've been established a while. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I know, if I wasn't trying to be so kind to it I would have dug it up to see what the root system was doing.  It might just be wholly underdeveloped.  I may have to resort to a new plant to compare, if they both do well then double joy.  thanks
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    Sometimes it's just the way it is unfortunately  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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