Kniphofia 'Wrexham Buttercup'
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A robust deciduous perennial to 1.2m tall, with narrow leaves and dense spikes of yellow flowers from summer to autumn
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Ultimate height1–1.5 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
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
- Flower borders and beds
Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Generally disease free
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