Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pokers Galore

I've posted before about the glorious variety in which kniphofias come. Today I've included photographs of four that are out in all their pomp at the moment. The first is Percy's Pride, a poker which I use for drift planting along the 'hot' border. This is one of the easiest and most reliable of all.
I don't know the name of this variety, except that its a Bressingham Seedling. The photograph does not do justice. Its only about two feet tall and has grassy foliage. Its probably my favourite poker, because of its almost luminous colouring
This one is called Nancy's Red, and is another small kniphofia. Its wonderfully reliable and long flowering, which is why its so popular. Terrific for a small garden. This wet summer has been terrific for the rudbeckias, which provide a nice backdrop here.
Had to include this one. Its called Toffee Nosed, and is Mrs D's favourite. Its a touch too weak for my taste, and takes a bit of looking after. I see its quite often offered at garden nurseries. Grow it by all means, but don't expect too much vigour.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

percys pride is stunning and i can see what you see in toffee nosed. more subtle than your average poker.