Kniphofia - Hybrids
In the wild, kniphofia species grow on the edge of river banks which dry up during the very hot season in South Africa, so they need some care in cultivation. Well drained soil enriched with compost suits them best, but almost any soil will do except those which waterlog. In very cold areas protection of the crown may be advised, using the cut-down remains of the plant as a mulch. They make excellent vertical accents and vary in colour from cream, through shades of orange, salmon and red. Green forms are available like Kniphofia 'Little Maid' a seedling raised here at the gardens.