Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

"Torch lily"

Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

1 bare root — £5.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
You can expect your order in April 2023

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Available for (pre)ordering again in December

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Description

Everyone loves red hot pokers—also known as the torch lily, and originating in South Africa. They are instantly recognisable. From clumps of long, narrow, sword-shaped leaves come upright flower spikes carrying the characteristic glowing flower spikes. One of the best is Kniphofia 'Little Maid', which produces slender flower stems, closely set with narrow, tubular flowers extending more than half-way down the stem. Green in bud, the flowers open to a gorgeous lemon yellow, aging to cream and ivory-white. New flowers are produced continuously from late summer, almost until the first frost of autumn. The grass-like foliage of Kniphofia 'Little Maid' remains evergreen in milder regions. Incidentally, the stems are also wonderful for cutting and bringing indoors to display in a vase!

At less than 60cm, Kniphofia 'Little Maid' is probably half the size of most kniphofias available. It was first sold by the late Beth Chatto, arguably the most famous plantswoman of the past century.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Loam-based compost
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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