red-hot poker 'Nobilis'
'Nobilis' is a vigorous evergreen perennial to 1.5m or more, forming a large clump of narrow, arching leaves, with rich orange-red, tubular flowers in long spikes, fading to yellow towards the base
Other common namestorch lily 'Nobilis'
SynonymsKniphofia 'Gigantea' Krelage
Kniphofia uvaria 'Nobilis'
see moreKniphofia 'Giant Red'
Kniphofia 'Prince Igor' misapplied
Kniphofia aloöides var. nobilis
Kniphofia praecox var. nobilis
Kniphofia uvaria var. nobilis
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
|Summer||Orange Red Yellow||Green|
|Autumn||Orange Red Yellow||Green|
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
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
- Name status
How to grow
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
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
May be attacked by thrips
May be subject to violet root rot
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