Winterflowering Kniphofias

Tony Avent
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:25:42 PST
Dear Laaw:

Our Kniphofia sarmentosa is one of the earliest species to flower in 
March, but in milder climates, our customers find it to bloom through 
the winter.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

Lauw de Jager wrote:
> Dear all,
> This year  we have a brillant example of a winterflowering Kniphoffia: K
> rooperii. We only had severe frost the end of November.  All the flowerbuds
> remained intact throughout the winter and  the flworing has lasted since
> early January. In the Northeast of Spain I saw a few days ago another
> Kniphofia in flower marqued as being K sarmentosa (glauce green naroow
> foliage  spike  elongated with red/yellow flowers).  Can anyone confirm that
> this species is indeed winterflowering. As far as I can find in the
> literature the only winter flowering species are K rooperi and coddiana (it
> was certainly not one of these two)
> Look forward to yor help
> Greetings
> -- Lauw de Jager
> Bulb'Argence
> South of France (zone 9 (olive trees)
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