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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Thomson's red-hot poker 'Stern's Trip'
Kniphofia thomsonii var. thomsonii Kniphofia thomsonii var. snowdenii
Kniphofia may be evergreen or herbaceous perennials, with linear or strap-shaped leaves and erect stems bearing a dense raceme of tubular, usually pendent flowers
'Stern's Trip' is a deciduous perennial with low-growing sparse foliage. The flowers are pale orange, opening from darker buds, widely-spaced on 1m tall stems, and produced from midsummer to mid-autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus, but any deep, moist but well-drained soil will do. Full sun is best; can tolerate partial shade but flowering is reduced
Propagate by division of established clumps in late spring. Propagate by taking offshoots from the crown
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests Can be damaged by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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