Kniphofia Toffee Nosed (AGM)
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Nosed' is a compact herbaceous perennial to 1m in height, with narrow
erect leaves and tall stems each bearing a dense spike of unusual cream
flowers tipped with a caramel orange-brown top.This
wonderful 1980s introduction was selected by John Metcalf of Four
Seasons Nursery, and has won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit as an
outstanding garden plant by the Royal Horticultural Society. 100cm.
Kniphofia, also sometimes called Tritoma, Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily or Poker Plant, is a genus of plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, which includes 70 or more species native to Africa. Some species have been commercially used horticulturally, and are commonly known for their bright, rocket-shaped flowers. These plants produce spikes of upright, brightly-coloured, red-to-orange flowers. This gives names such as "torch" and "red hot poker" to many of them. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming, and may attract many insect species. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th century German physician and botanist.
Kniphofia ‘Toffee Nosed' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7.8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to loam, sand, clay loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.
Uses: Kniphofia ‘Toffee Nosed' is perfect for sunny perennial borders or grown in amongst mixed shrub plantings.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers.