Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle

Soil

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.

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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.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
Plants that go well with Kniphofia 'Limelight'