Kniphofia 'Bees' Sunset'
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A clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 90cm, with narrow, rough-edged leaves and erect, brownish stems bearing terminal spikes of clear yellow-orange, tubular flowers
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Grow in full sun and fertile, moist but well-drained soil that isn’t too wet over winter. See kniphofia cultivation for further advice
Propagate by division of established clumps in late spring. Propagate by taking offshoots from the crown
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut down old flower stems after flowering; old or dead leaves can be tidied up or removed in mid-spring
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