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Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cool, California

Fishers, Indiana

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Bellaire, Michigan

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Swannanoa, North Carolina

Altamont, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon

Lexington, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 19, 2004, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

We have grown several cultivars of Kniphofia but this is by far our favorite. Its bright colors are a real stand out in the garden. In the three years it's been in our garden it has more than tripled in size. Very easy plant and drought tolerant.

Positive

On Sep 11, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great tough plant. This plant has reddy orangey flowers. Forms dense clumps typical of kniphofias. pokerboy.