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Kniphofia Percy's Pride


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Kniphofia Percy's Pride
Description

Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride' is a large clump-forming, deciduous perennial with toothed, and angled grass-like, mid-green leaves and, in late summer to early autumn, upright spikes of large lemon-yellow flowers opening from green buds, an erect perennial to 1.2m tall.


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 'Percy's Pride' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with toothed,  and angled grass-like, mid-green leaves and, in late summer to early autumn, upright spikes of lemon-yellow flowers opening from green buds, an erect perennial to 1.2m tall.
 
Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Yellow Size (H xW) 120 x 80cm
Flowering Season Autumn Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM No
Position Full Sun Habit Clump forming
 
Cultivation Notes
Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride' 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.
 
UsesKniphofia 'Percy's Pride' is perfect for sunny perennial borders or grown in amongst mixed shrub plantings.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers