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Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

Kniphofia 'Nobilis'

Kniphofia uvaria einzeln by AleXXw (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis Overview

Kniphofia 'Nobilis' is a vigorous evergreen perennial that forms a large clump of arching grass-like foliage. In summer it can produce spikes up to 2m tall of rich orange-red flowers that fade to yellow at the base. It grows best in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus and will tolerate most deep well-draining soils. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a longer flower stem compared to the species it was bred from (Kniphofia uvaria) and a longer flowering period, blooming from late summer through autumn.

Common problems with Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

Can suffer from a violet root rot.

How to harvest Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis


Divide established clumps in late spring


Offshoots can be taken from the crown

Special features of Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Other uses of Red-Hot Poker 'Nobilis

This sun loving clump forming plant suits being grown in Urban and Mediterranean gardens as well as informal cottage gardens.

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