This is a Kniphofia, or Red Hot Poker…..but not any ol’ Kniphofia.
No! This one, we reckon, is about 15+ years old.
I seem to recall buying it in the late 1990’s (so last century) and it was planted at the end of the garden. After several years it became apparent that it wasn’t happy, barely able to produce a new leaf let alone a flower.
So it was dug up & put in a huge pot on the opposite side of the garden where its performance ‘vastly’ improved with the appearance of 2 or 3 leaves. (Exciting huh?)
Last year I decided enough was enough…sheesh…I’m a patient woman but c’mon!
I dug it up again, planted it back into a tiny pot and left it up the gloomy, north facing alley running up the side of the house to have a good ol’ think about its behaviour & future in the Tidy Garden.
1 year later I decided, because I’m a generous soul, to give it one more chance and this time planted it among Mr TG’s beloved Geums in the Apple Tree bed.
I liked them in the 90’s…..
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