Alphabetical Plant Listing

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Kniphofia and Pampa Grass

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


Create architectural borders like this one! Combine the sculptural Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) and its silky plumes with the unusual shape of the brilliantly colored spikes of Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofias) for a spectacular display from late summer to fall.

Both plants enhance seasonal interest, help create striking borders, are drought, salt and deer tolerant. They also won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers


Credit: GAP Photos/Jonathan Buckley - Design: Christopher Lloyd

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers


Border Calculator

Recreate this garden. Specify the percentages you would like to have of each plant and input the dimensions of your garden space.We'll give you a shopping list so you know how many plants you need.

%
%

ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Kniphofia rooperi (Red Hot Poker)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (Pampas Grass)
Find Suppliers
N/A

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.