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Red Hot Poker

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Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers rich, humusy soils. Intolerant of wet, heavy soils. Locate in areas protected from wind. Promptly remove spent flower spikes.  

Growing Conditions

Height 36 to 48 inches
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time May to June
Zone 5 to 9

Additional Info

Root rot can be a problem in poorly drained soils

Crowns benefit from winter protection in USDA Zones 5


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden