Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet'
Spot flowering at the moment on 60cm stems is this lovely grassy foliaged Red Hot Poker which is a selection by Alan Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham, the famous UK perennial Nursery. The small flower becomes yellow tipped as it ages but is predominately a tangerine orange colour. I persevere with Kniphofias though the climate here is too warm and humid, so many varieties succumb to mealy bug around the base of the leaves or develop collar rot if they get too much water. There are always new ones coming on the market and one I noticed in the market on Friday was called 'Pineapple Popsical'