|Red Hot Poker|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|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
|Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 23, 2013 11:38 PM
"Kniphofia, also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae, that includes 70 or more species native to Africa. Herbaceous species and hybrids have narrow, grass-like leaves 4–39 inch long, while perennial species have broader, strap-shaped foliage up to 5 feet long. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.
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|dragonfetti||On January 28, 2015||Seeds sown
Planted under office window.
|dragonfetti||On January 23, 2015||Obtained plant
Two bare root plants from BL.
|dragonfetti||On January 15, 2013||Obtained plant
January 15, 2013: Obtained plant ( (from http://www.edeweissperennials.... as a tuber. Have three different varieties but have lost their tags. One orange and yellow did very well has has become quite large, and had two blooms. The other has not bloomed. 11-22-2014)
|GoCart||On March 11, 2018||Transplanted
Costco Bulb-to-Blooms "bulbs" from bag to ground
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