Posted: 28/07/2015 at 21:19
Be patient, Verdun??! my post was over a year ago!
As an update, though, neither kniphofia survived. However I got some mail order bare root daylilies delivered in May this year. They were cheap as had lost their labels - so a "lucky dip". One of them turned out to be a kniphofia, blooming from the off.