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botanical name:
Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet'
Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker, Torch Lily
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Rhizomatous perennial forming neat clumps of grass-like foliage. Erect stems carry short spikes of drooping tubular flowers that open bright orange-red, then fade to yellow giving a two-tone effect. Flowers in late summer. Moderate size and shorter growing than most varieties.

Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained, preferably sandy soil in full sun. Tolerates a little light shade. Very hardy and drought tolerant.

By division of mature clumps in spring.

Commercial propagation is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights

other notes:
Introduced by Blooms of Bressingham
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