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KNIPHOFIA Alcazar Red Hot Poker

KNIPHOFIA Alcazar Red Hot Poker

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Kniphofia ‘Alcazar’, commonly known as Red Hot Poker ‘Alcazar’, is a captivating herbaceous perennial that adds a fiery touch to any garden. Here are the details you need to know about this striking plant:

  • Appearance:

    • Kniphofia ‘Alcazar’ boasts long, narrow leaves and tall stems that bear dense spikes of tubular flowers.
    • The flower buds start as fiery reddish-orange and gradually open to reveal vibrant yellow tips, creating a stunning contrast.
  • Height and Spread:

    • It grows to a height of approximately 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).
    • The ultimate spread of the clump-forming plant is around 0.5 to 1 meter (1.6 to 3.3 feet) wide.
  • Blooming Season:

    • Expect a spectacular display of blooms from summer to early autumn.
    • The flower spikes rise above the tufted leaves, making a bold statement in the garden.
  • Growing Conditions:

    • Sun: Kniphofia ‘Alcazar’ thrives in full sun.
    • Soil: It prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Avoid excessively wet conditions during winter.
    • Hardiness: It is hardy up to zone 5.
    • Pests and Diseases: Generally disease-free, but may be susceptible to aphids, thrips, slugs, and snails.
  • Maintenance Tips:

    • After flowering, cut down old flower stems.
    • In mid-spring, tidy up or remove any old or dead leaves.
    • Propagate by dividing established clumps in late spring or by taking offshoots from the crown.
  • Garden Uses:

    • Kniphofia ‘Alcazar’ shines in:
      • Perennial borders
      • Cottage and informal gardens
      • City and courtyard gardens
      • Flower borders and beds
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