Red-hot poker

One of the stars in the garden this week has been our Kniphofia rooperi.  This is one of the latest and most stunning of all the red hot pokers.  Through the summer its foliage is evergreen but discreet, making it quite useful at the front of the border.  It is hardly noticed through most of the year until suddenly at the start of Autumn it erupts like an autumn firework!

Tom

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