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Kniphofia - Maintenance question?

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We have a lot of kniphofia growing in our front garden. They have flowered already, but now it all looks a mess! Does anyone know if I cut down the flowers will they regrow this season? In the Autumn can all the foliage be cut to the base? Also - if I cut the flowers to regrow - should they be cut at the base? Apologies for the simple questions.... very new to this all!

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Cut out the old flowering stems and trim back the plants, taking off dead or dying leaves - all of that growth will more or less disappear in the winter anyway. As far as I know, removing faded flower stems doesn't necessarily encourage new ones in the same year, but it might be worth a try!

22 Jun, 2009


yes as bamboo says cut the stem down as low to the ground as possible. take off any dead/dying leaves. any strong new growth needs leaving, give it a feed and you might get a second flush in september.

22 Jun, 2009

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