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Autumn flowering Kniphofia

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By Janey


Autumn flowering Kniphofia (Kniphofia uvaria (Red Hot Poker))

I forget about this Red Hot Poker every year until suddenly up shoot the stems for more colour till end of November.



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lovely, mine has another bud so hoping it will open before bad weather sets in.

19 Oct, 2010

 

Such a delightful border Janey.

19 Oct, 2010

 

lol its great wen you find a surprize isent it ;0)))

19 Oct, 2010

 

I've tried these and they just seem to disappear. Your border is lovely.

20 Oct, 2010

 

they love a sunny possition Gee, also well draining as not to rot the crown, so maybe thats it if you get flooded ;o(

20 Oct, 2010

 

That's probably why, Sanbaz, although I put them in my driest spot - obviously not good enough :)

20 Oct, 2010

 

maybe make a small raised bed Gee, just enough to have one, amongst other plants, if you know what i mean, at the back of a border, like a pot without a bottom lol

20 Oct, 2010

 

These seem to be tough cookies....I've 3 clumps now, all beginning to flower, all on the sunny side Gee, but no special treatment....they're not as large a flower as the mid-summer ones and have thinner leaves. Remind me in Spring and I'll send you a piece.

20 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks, Janey :)

20 Oct, 2010

 

I used to think pokers were all autumn flowering until I saw one flowering in May! I like the autumn ones best though and this is lovely!

21 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Karen....they're coming into their own now...good to have when summer things are nearly done...:o)

24 Oct, 2010

 

Mine always flower in May/June. I wonder why..........
These are lovely together with the dahlias.

24 Oct, 2010

 

Such a wonderful feeling seeing shots of colour still in
October, i also see you have your Dahlia's blooming, all
looks so pretty...Janey, do you know if Dahlia's are Annual
or Perennial. silly me..i should know this, must have a short mind lapse lol...ithink it is an age thing Janey!! lol..

25 Oct, 2010

 

Wow these really do make a statement dont they!

25 Oct, 2010

 

I think there are different varieties Hb....I'd only seen the summer flowering ones till we came here and these autumn ones popped up.....:o) The leaves are a bit finer and darker than the summer varieties.
Thanks Sheila.....I love the Dahlia, they are a tuber which you take out when the flowers are done, usually on the first frosts.....dry it off and store it till next spring.
They do Carole....a lovely autumn colour....:o))

25 Oct, 2010



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