Kniphofia 'Tawny King'
Garden Plant Information

Kniphofia Tawny King

 

Name

Kniphofia 'Tawny King'  (also called Red Hot Poker 'Tawny King')

Genus  

Kniphofia

Species

 

Cultivar/variety

'Tawny King'

General description

Vigorous upright hardy perennial. Tall stems bear small orange flowers in summer, on tall dark bronze stems from July to October. Goes well with Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (shown, in background, above)

Season of interest

Summer to early autumn.

Key horticultural features

  1. Upright habit. H: up to 1.2m.

  2. Stem straight, bronze-green.

  3. Flowers tubular, green-tipped, orange buds opening to cream flowers.  

Cultural details

Aspect

Sunny and sheltered. Flowering is reduced if planted in shade.

Soil

Does best in enriched sandy soil, moisture retentive, well drained.

Hardiness

Hardy if in well drained soil

Maintenance

Split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn. Protect from slugs.

Propagation

Divide plants late spring.