Growing guide

How to grow kniphofia

Kniphofias, or red-hot pokers, bring exotic colour to sunny borders through summer and into autumn. These easy-to-grow, versatile perennials come in a choice of fiery flower colours, and grow to a range of sizes to suit gardens large and small

Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow perennials
  • Flower best in fun sun
  • Upright torch-like flowerheads from summer into autumn
  • Clumps of strappy leaves
  • Plant in spring into well-drained soil
  • Smaller types can be grown in containers
  • Some are evergreen
  • Divide clumps or remove off-shoots in spring

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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