Kniphofia Redhot Popsicle

Popsicle™ Series Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma

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Red Hot Color
A tasty summer treat, this Popsicle will be enjoyed by hummingbirds and butterflies. Cinnamon red flowers will bask in any sun drenched garden. From the refreshing new Popsicle™ Series of deliciously attractive Red Hot Poker plants which combine compact habit, high-impact colors and grassy foliage that remains attractive all season. A gorgeous sight in the late summer perennial border. Kniphofia is a good companion plant for daylilies. Enjoy an explosion of color!

Code KNRP

Patent PP24,036

Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Short 14-16"

Spacing Plant 14" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 6-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Kniphofia General Information

Kniphofia are long time garden favorites with good reason. A sun loving, low maintenance burst of color that likes it hot and dry. New introductions have expanded the color choices for these popular performers. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Kniphofia Plant Care

Dead heading may prolong blooming by removing old flower spikes. Foliage may decline after flowering, simply cut back foliage by one half to freshen. Leave foliage for winter protection and cut back to 3" in spring. Divide in spring. Apply general purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth begins.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October