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Kniphofias, commonly known as Torch Lilies or Red Hot Pokers, always make a bold statement in the garden with their brilliant show of bright-colored, dense, erect spikes resembling glowing pokers or torches. Blooming from late spring to early fall, depending on the varieties, their stately flowers are noted for their long-lasting display of reds, oranges, yellows or creams, adding eye-catching. USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9; Height 2.5-3 Feet Tall; Spread 1.5-2 Feet Wide; Light Requirement is Full Sun; Pyromania Rocket's Red Glare Red Hot Poker is one of those plants that you see in public or other people’s gardens that stops you in your tracks and makes you want this plant in your garden too. Red Hot Pokers are flowering perennials that bloom in the summer with torch-shaped, bright, red, yellow and orange flowers. Sometimes called Torch Lilies, Red Hot Poker plants can grow up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and often used as border or specimen plants. Many varieties of Red Hot Pokers.

  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kniphofia
    Species:
    uvaria
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South West & South Cape Province
ZoneRed Hot Poker Hardiness Zone

Kniphofia/Red Hot Poker Lily Planting Guide. Wand-like flowers that hummingbirds love. Once established, these Red Hot Poker plants can also manage drought, although they tend to bloom more profusely with supplemental water. Success Snapshot. Hardiness: Zones.

  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Flowering spikes of pale yellow, ivory, apricot, orange and red. It flowers from the bottom upward, and the bright orange flowers fade to yellowish green as they senesce, resulting in a two toned spike with orange flowers at the top and yellowish ones below.

Red Hot Poker Hardiness Zone 2

  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Long, sword-like, basal
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No

Red Hot Poker Hardiness Zone Chart

  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt
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