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Kniphofia Fiery Fred (AGM)


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Kniphofia Fiery Fred (AGM)
Description

Kniphofia ‘Fiery Fred' is a distinctive taller growing unusual border perennial with orange-red flower spikes on erect stems. Leaves are narrow, long, and grass-like. This is a sturdy, but graceful plant with few problems and an architectural character. This variety 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.


Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Orange Size (H xW) 100 x 60cm
Flowering Season Summer Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM
Position Full sun Habit Clump forming
 
Cultivation Notes
Kniphofia ‘Fiery Fred’ 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 ‘Fiery Fred’ is perfect for sunny perennial borders or grown in amongst mixed shrub plantings.

Pruning \ Aftercare
: Remove faded flowers