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Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet' (Red Hot Poker)

Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet' (Red Hot Poker)

Short and sturdy with glowing flowerheads

Stout stems rise from amongst the grass-like foliage in late summer, bearing clusters of slender red buds, which open from the base to tubular flowers that become paler as they mature. This creates a blaze of colour tat includes apricot-yellow, irridescent orange and fiery red on each of the flowerspikes. Popular with bees, the plants are happiest in full sun, with well-drained soil.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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