Kniphofia may be a mouthful to pronounce (nee-FOF-ee-a) but it is also a pleasant plant to have around. Colorful, tall kniphofia is often planted in the back row of a mixed flower bed or in front of a hedge to add a pop of color and varied depth. These fragrant flowers also attract hummingbirds which can liven up the eco system of your yard. However, when choosing a spot for your kniphofia make sure that it is a permanent one. Kniphofia takes a year to fully establish itself and once it has done so it will not tolerate being moved.
Amend the soil. Spread 2 inches of compost and 1/2-inch of peat moss. Turn it into the soil.
Dig a hole in the soil that is twice as wide and just as deep as the container that your kniphofia is currently in.
Remove kniphofia from its container. Be careful not to disturb the roots.
Place kniphofia in the hole so that the root ball is 1-inch higher than the surrounding soil. You may have to place some soil in the bottom of the hole to accomplish this.
Backfill the hole with the soil you excavated.
Tamp the soil around the plant with your hands to remove any air pockets.
Water the soil thoroughly, but do not wet it so much that puddles form around the plant.
Spread a 1-inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant but do not allow the mulch to rest against the base of the plant.