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Kniphofia 'Winter Cheer'

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Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter Cheer

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Red-Orange
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pokerboy On Jun 30, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Quite a unique kniphofia, it is one of the few that flowers in winter. It is popular but very rare in Australia. I am lucky enough to have a bought one recently in full bloom. It is a marvellous sight. It definetly adds colour to a dreary winter garden and as a bonus you get the beautifulfoliage all year. It is a plant definetly worth trying... if you can find it! pokerboy



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