How to plant Kniphofia

Kniphofia (or Red Hot Poker) are hardy to around -15C and can be planted directly outside in spring without the need for frost protection.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out.

— Prepare a weed-free space in a borders for your Kniphofia plants, alternatively you can pot them up and grow them on first to plant out when in growth later in the season.

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the buds or crown just below the surface. Any emerging leaves should be left exposed above soil level.

— Choose a sunny position for your Kniphofia plants.

— Space the plants 25-30cm apart.

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth in the first year.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions