Kniphofia 'SHINING SPECTRE'

Kniphofia
Kniphofia 'SHINING SPECTRE'
torch lily, red hot poker
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:yellow a golden
BLOOMING TIME July - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Shining Spectre is a gorgeous torch lily variety from England. It was bred by Adrian Bloom from The Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk. It produces up to 15 cm long spike-like racemes composed of small, tubular flowers on strong, green stems. The flowers are bright sulphur yellow at first, and mature into a fantastic shade of hot afternoon sun - rich golden yellow. The flowers appear from mid July in several flushes, and in good, fertile soil it can produce the last fresh flowers in late September highlighting the colours of Indian summer until the last sunny and warm days of October.

Narrow, linear leaves are dark green and look like daylily leaves but are more erect. In mild winters they could remain evergreen until spring. Otherwise they fade out during winter and are followed by new foliage in mid to late spring. Torch lily is perfect for modern and exotic landscapes, and will also fit in mixed perennial borders where its vertical habit will beautifully contrast with other arching or mound forming plants.

Grow it in full sun, in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Fertilizing is beneficial from early summer. This variety is hardy to about -24°C if mulched, protecting the clump with a layer of fir branches is recommended for winter in zone 6. Tie up the clump before winter in order to prevent the crown from excessive moisture. Protect newly emerging stems with flower buds against slugs.

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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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