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Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

Red hot poker

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (25836)

Plant details

Red hot pokers are not all red hot - some have cooler colours, and 'Little Maid' is one of these. The short, slender spikes of pale yellow and ivory flowers are much easier to place in a flower border than traditional tall red kinds. Appearing in late summer and autumn, the timing is just right for 'Little Maid' to team with phygelius, but plants also look superb with a carpet of purple Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'. Plants are fairly small and are slow to spread, so are unlikely to need dividing for many years - they look best left to build up a large clump.

Family: Asphodelaceae

Genus: Kniphofia

Cultivar: Little Maid

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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