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Red-Hot Poker

Kniphofia caulescens

Also known as

Poker plant

Kniphofia caulescens by Peter Warren (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Red-Hot Poker Overview

This is an evergreen species which will grow happily on mountainsides in altitudes of 3,000m. The 30cm short brownish stems are topped with flowers that will turn from cream to pink and then fade to yellow; they will appear from late summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are narrow and blue green.

Common problems with Red-Hot Poker

How to propagate Red-Hot Poker

Division

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

Seed

Other uses of Red-Hot Poker

Summer/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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