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.
I really have no idea why or how this genus has evaded me all these years.
Now you can let ‘er rip and enjoy a new obsession….that’s why.
Oh, yes, I do think Percy would look good in my garden, too. Glad he decided to bloom for you.
He always does. I should never doubt him.
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?
I do, Grace. There was a nice description, in today’s garden section of the O, of the attributes of pink.
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. 🙂
We green flower fans must stick together.
Yay! There it is! I so appreciate the clump you gave me, I’ll be watching for a bloom! Nice to know what it will look like. Great to see you at the nursery, too! 🙂
You are a remarkable tour guide and asset to your new employers.
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!
It seems to like being divided. The new clumps do take off with great vigor.
Yay for yellow/green Kniphofia! No blooms (yet) on mine that I got from either you or Jane at a swap. Maybe I’d better go out there and take a closer look.
Keep an eye on it. It will make a sudden appearance, kind of like a Jack-in-the-Box.
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.
It actually starts out pretty green before mellowing to yellow…reminding me of a Donovan song.
Like a botanical exclamation point.
and as close as I can get to the Aloes that grow so profusely in S Cal.
That is stunning, Rickii! I like green flowers, and that is a lovely display. Always a happy surprise when something new blooms 😉
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.
Percy is beautiful. There are so many lovely new Kniphofias around these days in such gorgeous colours.
I know…I can never get enough of them.