Kniphofia are robust, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennials, perhaps better known as red hot pokers. They prefer a sandy soil that has well-rotted organic matter dug into the area before planting. They will also grow in most garden soils in full sun or partial shade in a spot that is adequately well-drained and not waterlogged., especially in winter.
Divide established clumps in late spring. Brookside Nursery Top Tip – In the first winter after planting, tie the stems together to protect the crown of the plant from severe frosts. Once established this hardy plant can withstand temperatures down to -20C when planted in the right conditions.
Arrived in early 2019 as healthy plug plants and planted in various locations around the garden. Foliage is not particularly attractive but these plants do produce a profusion of eye-catching flowers over a long period. The root system is not very substantial (for a plant of their size) so avoid planting in a wind-exposed site. Other websites suggest these plants are best regarded as an annual.