Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
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 ‘Limelight’ is compact red hot poker, producing short spikes of acid lime-green flowers. Its slightly curled leaves add an extra touch of drama.
Grow Kniphofia ‘Limelight’ 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. In autumn remove the faded flower spikes and apply a deep, dry mulch around the crown. Divide and replant congested clumps in spring.
Kniphofia ‘Limelight’ and wildlife
Kniphofia ‘Limelight’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Kniphofia ‘Limelight’ poisonous?
Kniphofia ‘Limelight’ has no toxic effects reported.