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Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria, also known as red hot poker or torch lily, is an absolute must-have in any garden. Its vibrant, eye-catching blooms in shades of orange, yellow, and red will add a touch of bold beauty to your landscape and attract a variety of birds and butterflies. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, Kniphofia uvaria is an easy-to-care-for perennial that will thrive in full sun and well-draining soil. Enhance the beauty of your outdoor space with this stunning plant that will leave your guests in awe!

  • Drought resistant
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Excellent for containers
  • Grows well in sandy soils

Plant Details +

Botanical Kniphofia uvaria
Common Name Red Hot Poker
Family Asphodelaceae
Height 36"
Spacing 24"
Hardiness 5-9
Exposure Full Sun, 6+ hrs/day
Foliage Green
Flower Red to yellow
Bloomtime Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any evenly moist, well-drained soil. Grows well in sandy soils. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling.2. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface.3. Cover with soil to original soil surface. Water thoroughly. Choose a location to plant that offers protection from wind. In early spring, cut back plant to 3" above the ground.

Pests or Diseases: No significant insect or disease problems.