Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'

Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'

Red hot poker

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'
  • Common name: Red hot poker
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Red hot pokers are instantly recognisable. Their arching clumps of long, narrow foliage form a large mound, from the centre of which upright flower spikes bear the characteristic glowing red and orange flowers. Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' is one of the palest red hot pokers available. It bears tall, green-tipped white  flower spikes between June and October.

Grow Kniphofia 'Ice Queen' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Team with hot-coloured flowers, and plants such as Euphorbia mellifera that enjoy similar growing conditions. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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