Care of a Kniphofia Flamenco Plant
However, some protection from strong winds would be recommended. With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias Red Hot Pokers are …. Can be propagated by division or be grown from seed. Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco' Red hot poker 'Flamenco' will reach a height of 0. Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco' - Photo by DoreenWynja.
Spikes of apricot flowers bloom June through August above deciduous strappy foliage reaching 3 ft tall and wide. This blooms early summer with apricot flowers emerging from deep orange buds.
A smaller, evergreen torch lily reaching 30 in. Plant in full sun with moist, humus-rich well-drained soil. In the summer, Kniphofia can handle moisture, but they need well-drained soil during the winter. Also, they need moisture when the blooms are forming and will fail to flower if conditions are too dry. Kniphofia can tolerate wind and are a good choice for coastal plantings.
Diligent deadheading removing spent flower blossoms will prolong the bloom season. In the fall, remove the unsightly looking leaves and any dead flower stalks that are left.
For the winter, do not cut the foliage back, but instead try tying it up over the center of the plant to protect the crown from winter moisture and help insulate the crown to extend longevity. Mulching in the winter is helpful. In the spring, once all the cold weather is past, cut the foliage back down to about three inches from the ground to rejuvenate, but avoid pruning too close to the crown. Attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant, drought tolerant, cut flower, attracts bees and birds.
Dig up and divide clumps in the spring, unless it is flowering, in which case wait until after the plant is done flowering. We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town.
Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section. Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco' - Photo by DoreenWynja. Grows " tall with blooms up to 36". Thrives in full sun zones Can be grown outdoors in summer in warm, sunny and sheltered locations such as city-centre areas , but will generally perform better under glass or as a house plant all year.
H1c 5 to 10 41— Heated glasshouse — warm temperate. Can be grown outdoors in summer throughout most of the UK while daytime temperatures are high enough to promote growth.
H2 1 to 5 34— Tender — cool or frost-free glasshouse. Tolerant of low temperatures, but will not survive being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities, requires glasshouse conditions in winter, but can be grown outdoors once risk of frost is over. H3 -5 to 1 23— May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good microclimate.
Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters, particularly with no snow cover or if potted. Can survive with artificial winter protection. H4 to -5 14— Hardy — average winter. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Some normally hardy plants may die in long, wet winters in heavy or poorly drained soil. Plants in pots are more vulnerable. H5 to 5— Hardy — cold winter. Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters.
Many evergreens suffer foliage damage, and plants in pots will be at increased risk. H6 to -4—5. Hardy — very cold winter. Hardy across the UK and northern Europe. Many plants grown in containers will be damaged unless given protection.