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botanical name:
Kniphofia 'Wrexham Buttercup'
Kniphofia 'Wrexham Buttercup' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
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
description:
Large heads of tubular bright yellow flowers opening from greenish buds and ageing to a warm apricot, carried on tall sturdy stems in August and September. Basal clumps of long narrow grass like leaves.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained, preferably sandy soil in full sun. Tolerates a little light shade.

propagation:
By division

other notes:
Bred by Watkin Samuel, Wrexham, Wales, 1946.

RHS AGM

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