Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,177

Can anyone recommend some good Pokers..........from early to late including some good yellow ones.

Would appreciate some suggestions............thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,739

    There's a small one called Little Maid. It's about 2' and is creamy yellow. Very pretty, and smaller than most so would be good near the front of a border image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,490

    Those are lovely Fairygirl - just looked them up.  The red/yellow ones are a bit too garish (and large) for my taste.  Hmm, I feel another order coming on! image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,739

    Bob image

    Agree with you about the standard 'matchstick' ones. Not my thing image

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    One called Bees Lemon, very nice yellow

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,177

    Thanks all for the suggestions

  • Hello,

    Wrote some notes on some this summer:

    Bee's Lemon: Strong yellow flower and strong looking plant, hardy in north. 3ft ish

    Toffee Nosed: Tops of flowers are caramel coloured with lower down white, nice and subtle. (Hardy in North)

    Triangularis: Orange pokers, nice neat flowers (compared to some) but lots!

    Papaya Popsicle:Papaya flesh coloured flowers. Very floriferous flower several times on the same stem.

    Strawberries and Cream: Made it through very cold winter a few years ago but foliage is messy, looks like grass. 

     

     

     

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,177

    Many thanks for those descriptions Lizness

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,709

    Kniphofia Green Jade is a gorgeous one  http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/kniphofia-green-jade 

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,177

    Thanks Dove.............sounds like another good one to look at.

     

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