Skip to main content
A picture of a Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia spp.

Also known as

Tritoma, Torch Lily, Poker Plant, Club lily, Red hot poker, Torch flower

Kniphofia uvaria BW-2014-06-07 13-49-23 by Berthold Werner (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Red Hot Poker

A photo of Red Hot Poker
A photo of Red Hot Poker
A photo of Red Hot Poker
A photo of Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker Overview

Kniphofia is a genus containing around 71 evergreen or herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Asphodelaceae family, native to Africa. They are commonly known by the names Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Poker Plant and Tritoma. Several members of this genus are cultivated for their architectural and striking spikes of dense, tubular flowers in shades of red and orange, giving them the common name red-hot pokers. There are many cultivars and hybrids available and all do well in full sun.

Common problems with Red Hot Poker

How to propagate Red Hot Poker


Seed or division or the fleshy crowns in spring, cultivators by division only in spring.


Special features of Red Hot Poker

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Red Hot Poker

Ornamental, ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Orange Flowering Summer Plants

Love orange flowers and looking for summer inspiration.

Explore all


About usCareersPrivacy policy

Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

© 2023 Candide

Made in Bristol