Kniphofia Backdraft

Kniphofia Backdraft


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Oddly, the hard to pronounce Kniphofia (‘nif-of-e-a’) is one of the first flowers many of us recognise as a child, but by its common name - Red Hot Poker. This variety, Kniphofia Pyromania Backdraft, shimmers with hot colour, and creates a brilliant staccato punctuation as part of a Prairie Planting scheme or striking in a border amongst shades of blue and purple.  With a mound of slender foliage and large flower heads raised on strong stalks, which attract pollinators throughout the summer, this variety is also suitable for containers.

A distant relation of the giant plant to which the late eighteenth-century German botanist Johan Kniphof gave his name, K. Backdraft evokes the heat and drama of its native South Africa.
Pot Size: 3L

Common Name: Red Hot Poker

Hardiness: Hardy

Height and Spread: 50cm x 40cm

Preferred Soil Type: Well drained

Aspect: South or West facing

Position: Full sun

Flowering Period: June – August