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Red Hot Pokers

I have 6 large Kniphofia Caulescens in a group and they have produced great pokers until this year? All of them have new growth in the middle but no poker stems.

Do they rest for a year?

Each year I leave them to over winter with no care except in spring taking off the spent leaves from the wooded stems....

Any advice would be greatly received


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It has been an odd year for many things due to unusual temperature and rainfall patterns.  If we have a late warm spell you may still find they throw up flowers.  If not, a feed with fish, blood and bone next spring should see them right. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Many thanks Bob will keep my fingers crossed and give them a good spring feed.

    Have a good bank holiday

  • they may need dividing - you can do this in the autumn.

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