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06/02/2014 at 17:56

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

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

06/02/2014 at 19:07

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 

06/02/2014 at 19:20

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!

06/02/2014 at 19:22

Bob 

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

06/02/2014 at 22:09

One called Bees Lemon, very nice yellow

06/02/2014 at 22:26

Percy's pride...check it out.  Nice with verbena bonariensis  Or aconitum 

07/02/2014 at 10:32

Thanks all for the suggestions

07/02/2014 at 19:53

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. 

 

 

 

08/02/2014 at 10:47

Many thanks for those descriptions Lizness

08/02/2014 at 13:06

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

08/02/2014 at 13:58

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

 

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