Kniphofia multiflora showed up at the nursery a few years ago, as a solitary seedling, alone in its tray. Not very promising for propagatability, but a plant with this magnitude of awesomeness? Sometimes one MASSIVE POKER PLANT is enough! We were pretty thrilled with our crop of one, feeble though it was. Our wee seedling spent a few months in the back of the greenhouse, and then was transferred to larger quarters where it began to grow… and GROW… AND GROW! Last October it sent up its first flower spike for our Big Fall Party (Timing plus! Sweet of it to mark the occasion, don’t you think?) and acquired many new admirers. Now again, just in time for our big event, our glorious mama plant is putting on another big show!
Lucky us (and lucky you!) we pulled off a small crop this year! There are a modest sum of plants available to mail order folks, and some larger specimens for sale at the nursery – IN BUD!! Too big to ship and a good reason to get into the nursery early this weekend if you’re able. They’re crowded around our original specimen, looking oddly like mini-monster babies of the big mama in the huge pot.