Poker Plant (Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer') in the Torch Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 - 5 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 5 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red-orange/yellow
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Through winter in mild climates. Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds take a long time to reach flowering stage.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star


Photo gallery:
Location: North Branch, MNDate: 2016-11-27
By Anderwood
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Location: UC Davis ArboretumDate: 2012-01-14Christmas Cheer Poker Plant
By tarev
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Perennials for winter color by SongofJoy May 6, 2018 7:59 PM 316

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