Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet') in the Torch Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 2 - 3 feet
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seeds take a long time to reach flowering stage.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-09-01In the plant sales area
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-08-25In the plant sales area
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2018-08-25In the plant sales area
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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On November 24, 2014 Transplanted
Transplanted to Poppy's Garden.
dragonfetti On June 1, 2013 Obtained plant
Obtained plant Edelweiss Perennials
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