Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

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Hardy perennial

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Tawny King' is an extremely popular white because the mid- to late summer flowers open from tawny brown buds from the base up, and the flowers stand out against the dark bronze stems - a good choice among the flashier hothouse orange and red pokers. There are plenty more pokers to give an extra show through September and October, especially the orange-red 'Prince Igor' and the huge, 240cm-high Kniphofia uvaria 'Nobilis'. All like rich, moist ground.

Family: Asphodelaceae

Genus: Kniphofia

Cultivar: Tawny King

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 125cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: May to May

Time to prune: May to May

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