(Giant red-hot poker)
(Award of Garden Merit)
Originating from South Africa
A giant evergreen poker producing huge clumps of long, strap-shaped, evergreen leaves. In summer the rich orange/red flowering spikes thrust upwards to a towering 2.5m in well-grown plants. Vigorous, dazzling, flamboyant and architectural are adjectives that can be ascribed to this smouldering beauty. Benefiting from a trim in spring, reduce the leaves by half for a tidier appearance.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun.