Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’


Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ in a 2 litre plastic nursery pot.

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Kniphofia, commonly known as red hot poker or torch lily, it is a stunning plant with long spikes of tubular flowers that range from red to orange and yellow. It has a clumping growth habit and grass-like foliage that adds interest to the garden even when the plant is not in bloom. It blooms from mid to late summer and is a magnet for pollinators like bees and butterflies. The plant is native to South Africa and is drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for water-wise gardens. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and can also tolerate light shade. It is relatively easy to care for and requires minimal pruning. For companion plants, Kniphofia uvaria looks stunning when planted with other drought-tolerant plants like agave and yucca. It also pairs well with ornamental grasses like Pennisetum and Miscanthus, which provide a contrasting texture to the spikes of flowers. With its striking flowers and ease of care, Kniphofia uvaria is a great addition to any garden.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Red hot poker ‘Royal Castle’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ can grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m.
  • Did You Know That:In their native range Kniphofia are often pollinated by sunbirds?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Kniphofia uvaria ‘Royal Castle’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is not considered to be toxic.

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