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Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

Red-hot poker

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (54701)

Plant details

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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