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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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
giant red-hot poker
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
K. northiae is an evergreen perennial producing a rosette of broad, smooth, strap-shaped leaves. The flowers have densely-packed florets opening a reddish-orange, fading through yellow to greenish-cream
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in full sun in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus, but any deep, moist but well-drained soil will do
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring, or by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Gravel Garden Architectural
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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