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Hot Pokers Mean Summer

Post  WriterCPA on 6/5/2013, 10:19 pm



I just wanted to share this shot of hot pokers and the joy of seeing my cottage garden finally coming together. Very Happy
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Post  camprn on 6/6/2013, 6:46 am

Nice!! So pretty but I have never quite had success growing those.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/6/2013, 7:39 am

Miss seeing those! Haven't seen a one since moving to SD.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/6/2013, 8:52 am

Those are awesome!

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Re: Hot Pokers Mean Summer

Post  GWN on 6/6/2013, 10:06 am

Miss seeing those! Haven't seen a one since moving to
canada I never knew the name, but I see how they got it
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Post  plantoid on 6/6/2013, 5:57 pm

Kniphofia aka red hot poker . I never thought of them a being a harbinger of high summer.

I've tried several times in the past 35 years to grow them from seed without success past them germinating , getting to about 2 inches tall then dying.
Anyone got any tips ?
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/6/2013, 6:16 pm

plantoid wrote:Kniphofia aka red hot poker . I never thought of them a being a harbinger of high summer.

I've tried several times in the past 35 years to grow them from seed without success past them germinating , getting to about 2 inches tall then dying.
Anyone got any tips ?

Dig some up from an unsuspecting neighbor's yard in the middle of a dark, moonless night...

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Post  walshevak on 6/6/2013, 8:55 pm

Come to m house and dig up a clump. They need dividing. Laughing

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Post  nosmok on 6/6/2013, 11:06 pm

Bought one last year that had one large orange "poker". Thought it was cool, but after the flower died,just looked like a pot of decorative grass. Wintered outside and I trimmed back all the dead outside blades, not expecting much. All of a sudden one poker pops up, then 2 >>> now 9! very cool plant. Will post picture when I get a chance
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/7/2013, 12:16 am

Plantoid, based on experience here in rainy Western Oregon, red hot pokers don't do as well as they did either in Texas or in northern Washington where Vancouver Island, British Columbia, creates a diversion of incoming rain, or "rain shadow" creating much drier weather. Hence, it seems
red hot pokers need a drier climate to do their best. Isn't your weather a bit wetter like we have in Western Oregon? Perhaps that's the problem. Nonna

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