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red hot pokers (1 reply)
can all of the foliage(leaves)of red hot pokers be cut down to ground level?
Yes, you can cut down the foliage (leaves) of red hot pokers (Kniphofia) to ground level. Red hot pokers are herbaceous perennials, and cutting back the foliage can help rejuvenate the plant and promote healthy growth. This practice is typically done in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Removing the old foliage can also improve the overall appearance of the plant. However, it's important to note that while cutting down the foliage is generally beneficial, you should avoid cutting into the crown of the plant. Ensure that you leave a few inches of stem above the ground to prevent any damage to the growing point of the plant.