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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
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.

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

By division

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


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