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Kniphofia uvaria

Common Name(s):
Red hot poker
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Hybrid cultivars of Red hot poker are available, which have flowering spikes of pale yellow, ivory, apricot, orange and red. All have long, sword-like basal leaves and tall, upright flowering spikes. It flowers from the bottom upward, and the bright orange flowers fade to yellowish green as they senesce, resulting in a two toned spike with orange flowers at the top and yellowish ones below. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Season:
Summer
Height:
36-60 in.
Flower Color:
Red, yellow
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9
Propagation:
Division in spring, seed
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Africa
Tags:
sun, summer, yellow, perennial, hummingbirds, butterflies, pollinators, deer resistant, red

NCCES plant id: 731

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