This is the most vigorous of the knifs, and thus my favorite in the garden (at this moment). My childhood dog was named Percy for the “personality bump” on his noggin, so that could have something to do with it too.
I’m fond of the way it gradates from chartreuse to light yellow…just perfect in combination with the bamboo Plioblastus viridastriatus.
Field daisies pop up all over the place around here. They can be a nuisance, but here I like their airy quality next to the substantial spires of the pokers. Can’t exactly call these “red hot pokers”, “cool pokers” is more like it. I’ve divided these many times to share and spread around to try in different spots. They seem to take to just about any conditions, though the mother of all these plants got shaded and elbowed out by more aggressive companions (the reason for the first divide and multiply effort). They get minimal water, maybe a good soaking about once a month and do appreciate at least 6 hours of sun.
I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this plant, so I’m telling you what works for me rather than referring you to some official source. As always, Danger Garden is your gateway to a world of favorites this and every week.