Kniphofia uvaria hybrids ‘Border Ballet’ / Red Hot Poker / Seeds

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Kniphofia uvaria hybrids ‘Border Ballet’ / Red Hot Poker / Seeds

A mix of compact Kniphofia hybrids with pastel-coloured flowers in shades of red, pink, yellow and orange.  The flower spikes come out in middle to late summer, from late June into October, each lasting two to three weeks.  Plants have strap-like leaves and grow to a height of 50-60cm.  They look good in groups in a border.

Red Hot Pokers grow best in sun to part shade and moist well drained soil and attract butterflies into the garden.
 

Pack of 20 seeds.  Sow spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial
Flowers June/July to October
Height 50 - 60cm
Spread 30 - 45cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist humus-rich well drained soil
Sow

Sow spring to summer on the surface of a tray of seed compost and cover thinly with compost. Keep at 20-25°C Celcius during the day and 10-15 degrees Celcius at night and seedlings emerge in 2 - 4 weeks. Transplant seedlings into pots when they are big enough to handle and plant out into the garden when frost-free in a sunny or part shaded position in well-drained soil.  

Grow Plants grow new leaves in spring, flower in summer and autumn and the leaves generally die back in winter.  Remove spent flowers to encourage more flowering.  Do not remove the dead leaves until spring, as they protect the crown of the plant from excess water/freezing during winter.  Or mulch the crowns of plants in winter to protect from hard frosts.