tips on winter Kniphofia

stephenNJ(z6NJ)January 9, 2005

My Red-Hot-Pokers are evergreen here and Ive got two huge clumps.They get a little sloppy in the dead of winter here in Central NJ , should I tie them up or just let them sprawl whereever they want

any suggestions?

thanks for any tips, stephen

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latami(z6-7MD)

I've got three pretty big clumps of red hot pokers, one of which is the white variety with very large long leaves. I leave them all alone during the winter and trim them up in the spring to get rid of dead or broken leaves. No worries.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 7:40PM
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numbnerve

I cut mine back hard to get a tidy clump, like pampas grass. In Spring they simply shoot up fresh new foliage and bloom normally.

happy hibernating

    Bookmark   January 25, 2005 at 12:32AM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

Here in Oklahoma it gets very cold in winter. I leave all the foliage on the Kniphofia until Spring warm-up and I see new growth coming out. The old foliage does get to looking a little droopy, but it protects the plants from the bitter cold (helps insulate). I do this with daylilies and ornamental grasses, too.
~Annie

    Bookmark   December 3, 2005 at 1:50AM
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