Kniphofia caulescens (Red Hot Poker)
Fleshy bluey leafy rosettes on short fat grey trunks, red and yellow pokers in autumn. Easy, hardy and one of the best for foliage. 2ft x 2ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
It's quite difficult to identify many of these Red Hot Pokers but not this one. The leaves are distinctly blue (glaucous) with a V cross section, it forms a nice little trunk and the flower is stubby - not tall but nice and stocky. Yellow and red. Cleaning up Kniphofias is often a bit of a challenge but this one just needs the old brown leaves removed to form the trunk.
They like masses of light, reasonably well drained soil and moisture deep down.
Propagated by micropropagation.
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