Kniphofia uvaria | Red-Hot Poker

Red-hot Poker has an upright, clumping form. Dramatic flowers change color as they age: Blooms are first red then mature to yellow, making the tall flower stalks a two-toned affair. Hybrids are available in a range of colors. It doesn't like "wet feet" so provide with well-drained soil and don't overwater. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate, high

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: blue-green

Flower Color: yellow, red

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: hummingbirds