kniphofia ‘percy’s pride’ is this week’s favorite

Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'

Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’

I thought I was keeping pretty good track of this, strolling by it almost daily. Starting to worry that it might fail to bloom this year, suddenly, boom…there was the first bloom, fully formed. When did that happen?


Encouraged, I checked on the one I had transplanted to Delusional Drive. See those little pokers poking through?


I was worried about it because it is being invaded by a running bamboo (the lighter, almost yellow leaves). I think I’ll have to move Percy in the fall to get him out of her clutches, but for now he seems to be holding his own. Next Friday will be the last Friday of the month, so be sure to catch Loree’s (Danger Garden) roundup of favorites for July.

22 thoughts on “kniphofia ‘percy’s pride’ is this week’s favorite

  1. Hi Rickii, I have Kniphofia ‘Pineapple Popsicle’ and it was the same thing for me. “When are you going to bloom, you silly thing?” I turned away, waited a few days and voila! It was blooming! Don’t you love pleasant surprises in the garden?

  2. Oh my goodness, Ricki! I had the exact same experience. For the longest time, I saw nothing, and then one day – BAM! (just like you said it) – there were flower buds. Must have happened overnight… Anyway, I’m very grateful for this one. I love it, so THANK YOU so very much for that start. πŸ™‚

  3. I’ll have to take a closer look at mine. I dug a big clump up last year and made half a dozen for my new area. They have gotten almost as big as the original one!

  4. I was thinking only the same re my Kniphofia the other day, then dam! Buds are up now.
    Percy is a pretty one, not too ‘in your face’ yellow. In fact more of a mellow yellow.

  5. That is stunning, Rickii! I like green flowers, and that is a lovely display. Always a happy surprise when something new blooms πŸ˜‰

    • I love green flowers too, which seems funny since green is already the predominant color in the garden. I guess I just like things that are a little bit unexpected.

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