Kniphofia or Red Hot Poker
Sometimes also called torch lilies. An exotic perennial, that is very rewarding and easy for anybody to grow.
These are clump forming, semi evergreen perennials with green strap like foliage with flowers borne on bare stems with brightly coloured poker like flowers from early summer onwards
Where to Site Your Kniphofia
Plant in mixed borders, find a spot in the middle of the border where it can really shine.
How to Grow and Look after Your Kniphofia
They like to be planted in good soil and in a slightly sunny spot.
When weeding and tidying the pokers be careful as the grass blades can be a little sharp. To keep it looking tidy just dead heading the flower heads as needed.
They don’t need any tidying until spring time as the old foliage protects the crown during the winter months. When the weather warms up the old foliage can be removed.