Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:25
I live in the cold North of England. I've had a red hot poker plant in my garden for absolutely years and it did nothing. We cleared everything to put up a new fence and got rid of a lot of overgown shrubs. It's more open now and what with the lovely summer we've had guess what, the red hot poker was amazing this year. Loads of flower heads, 'tho like others, not for long. Now I'm left with long, hanging, untidy leaves. I'll tie them up as suggested to protect the plant over the winter and then I might try cutting right back in the Spring to make it tidier. I've seen nicer plants than mine but I don't want to loose it. Fingers crossed.