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tips on winter Kniphofia

Posted by stephenNJ z6NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 9, 05 at 20:47

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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RE: tips on winter Kniphofia

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.

RE: tips on winter Kniphofia

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.

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RE: tips on winter Kniphofia

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.

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