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Kniphofia aka Redhot Poker "Springtime"

Discussion in 'Wants Lists' started by Spruce, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Spruce

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    Hi All ,

    Still after "Springtime" red hot poker , only one supplier in the UK and I know last year they did not have for sale I have sent another email , but I thought I would try on here as you may have ? and we have new members

    Lots of swaps if you want and happy to pay P&P

    Spruce
     
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    love red hot pokers but have non sorry :)good luck though, i will keep my fingers crossed for you:)
     
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      ahhh thanks Maria youre a good mate

      I do have theses two , Bees Sunset [​IMG]


      and Scorched Corn
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      you dont see that many grown anymore I know @ARMANDII on here has a few
       
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        I have had a red hot poker for about 2 or 3 years now, and it still hasn't poked. I even moved it into a sunnier spot, but it just looks like a spider plant all the time :sad:
         
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          Not enough sun by the sound of it plus it needs really well drained soil , the soil may be too rich ? and it does take two years for them to settle in , do you know the variety ?
           
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          It is in a large pot, and would have been put in compost.
          I am not sure of its name. I think I got it in B&M.
           
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            they dont like growing in pots as the roots go deep ... but saying that I do grow "Little maid" you reminded me in a very large terracotta pot but its on the tender side so it goes in the greenhouse over the winter , but its a very small variety

            If possible can you plant yours in the border ?
            [​IMG]
             
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            I will take a photo first. I think I planted it upside down :snork:
             
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            it was bare rooted when you bought it then !!
            I wont be able to tell you the name from a photo without the flower
             
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            Oh :sad:.
            I probably have the packet still. I will hunt it out when I can. :)
             
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              Well, plant fashion is like all fashion, it goes around in a circle coming into vogue and then out of favour and then back in vogue again.:dunno: I like them and have a few in my collection........and they're never out of favour with me:heehee:
               
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                  Yours look great

                  It was in a gardening book I bought in the 70's for my mum , it was a lady that wrote a gardening column in the newspaper, I think on Saturday I think her name was Zinnia ? she was well known in the 60's , and in the book was "Springtime" I did have it in 2011 it had taken me years to track down and it died in that bad winter !!!!
                  On the wish list Longk
                   
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                  @Spruce just sent you a link by pm hope it helps
                   
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