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Is it terribly gharish of me to adore this crazy looking plant? I bought a load reduced the other day to cheer up my very spring orientated young garden, and I think they are fantastic. They don't seem to available in seed form in the shops, though saw it online on T&M, have others grown from seed?

I can envision it with red hot pokers and small marigolds at the back of the new garden.

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  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 261

    No, it's lovely, never knew what it's name was tho lol! Just googled. I really like this and had one year but I wasn't very successful and didn't try again image

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    From what I can tell from seed it likes to be hot, so I might just have to be hopeful the GC sells it again next year ready grown! I've never seen it before until this year! I especially love the bright bright pink!

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,923

    Go for it I say- it is your garden and your artimage

    I would love to see a pic of those combinations next year. Which red hot pokers are you going for?

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    the yellow and red ones, which is very technical I'm sure!

    http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000788/6-red-hot-poker-kniphofia/?LinkRef=F.R&gclid=CMzjt6W3vcACFdMbtAoddzQAIg#fo_c=193&fo_k=f25148dd3acc1047969f68de77e64cd1&fo_s=gplauk

    that type! I saw some reduced at the same GC but had nowhere to put them, and would be very fragile to move house with I imagine! I made a log of all my flower seeds and the colours, and it's all very pink heavy, so having a sunny spot in the corner would be very appreciated I think with lots of hot colours!

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,923

    Coolimage

    I've had a thing for kniphofias this year and I've recently ordered Ice Queen and Dwarf Amazing fun from Parkers. The tall ones are fab but I also like the small ones, I think they're like little mushroomsimage

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