Tall bright and imposing, kniphofias lend height, vibrancy and drama to any garden. 'Royal Standard' produces spikes of bright yellow tubular flowers, scarlet in bud, above clumps of evergreen, strap-like leaves. Originally from South Africa, the elegant, torch-like flowers of kniphofia make vertical accents in a sunny border and look particularly good as part of a scheme based on 'hot' colours. They also look great with a background of ornamental grasses. An easy and undemanding plant.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy