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Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance

Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Red / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Smaller dimensions make this Red Hot Poker better suited to smaller gardens than its taller kin. Coral red and yellow flower spikes are produced all summer over thick clumps of arching blue-green foliage.

A gorgeous sight in the late summer perennial border. Good companion plant for daylilies. Enjoy an explosion of color when planted in drifts.

Features to Note:

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
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Kniphofia General Information:

Kniphofia are old-fashioned favorites. A sun-lover that likes it hot and dry. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Best selection for hotter zones.

Kniphofia Plant Care:

Dead heading may prolong blooming by removing old flower spikes. To improve appearance, cut back foliage by one half. Leave foliage for winter protection and cut back to 3" in spring. Divide in spring.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: KNFD