Winterflowering Kniphofias

Lauw de Jager
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:35:52 PST
 Concerneing K rooperii, the only trouble with freezing temperatures is that
the  buds are destroyed. They flower consistently from  late Decembre till
early March.  However, watering has an impact on the flowering time: those
with regular drip irrigation flower much better then those submitted to
summer and this year an autumn drought  (till early December).
Dave Fenwick had a few K rooperi from me some years ago, he might be able to
add some interesting details (Dave are you still on the list?)
Thanks  everyone who confirmed that K sarmentosa is  winterflowering and
come from  SW Cape; thus should be an ideal plant for our mediterranean
I will try to put  some K rooperii images on the wiki


-- Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 9 (olive trees)

Le 27/02/08 14:20, « Kenneth Hixson » <> a écrit :
> I'd be interested in hearing if they continue to flower in
> winter after a couple more years.  The plants did weather our winter
cheerfully, lustily.  Bright, attractive green leaves now.  The low this winter
was only +14F, so perhaps that  doesn't say much.

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