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Posted by lola1 9b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 18, 05 at 18:15

I was wondering if anyone knows if kniphofia should be dead-headed? I planted 6 this year: 4 are uvaria and 2 are orange blaze. The uvaria have single thick stalks and the orange blaze have multiple stalks that are more slender. I'm thrilled that they're blooming so soon, but concerned that they will not continue to do so throughout summer. (I thought they wouldn't even start blooming until June or so.)

If they should be clipped, where should I clip the stalk,--- more towards the bottom I presume?

Thanks for any help and all help in advance!

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RE: kniphofia

Deadheading is a good idea, especially if you want new stems with blooms.

I live in Northern California where this plant is extremely hardy and in certain areas has become an attractive weed.

Cut as far down as you can for best results.

RE: kniphofia

Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it!

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