A Perennial That Blooms All Summer
The Popsicle Kniphofia (Poker plant) rewards its owner with blooms from May through September. Choose a full sun location and watch the flower spikes grow up to 30 inches tall. Once the bloom is spent, clip the flower spike to promote repeat blooming. Colors available include Banana, Creamsicle, Lemon, Mango, Orange Vanilla, Pineapple, Red Hot and Papaya. Papaya is shown in the picture. The grass like foliage attains a height of 18 inches which will grow into a clump from 12 -18 inches wide. For maximum bloomage, plant in full sun, water regularly until established, and fertilize in early spring. Look for the Popsicle variety of the Poker plant. It is the only rebloomer in the Kniphofia family.
Other long blooming perennials include:
- Garden Phlox
- Stella de Oro Daylily
- Shasta Daisy
- Perennial Salvia
- Russian Sage
- Ice Plant
- Moon Beam Coreopsis
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Article submitted by Bruce Matter.