Tritoma, Torch Lily

Kniphofia uvaria, K. hirstuta, K. caulescens

How to plant Red Hot Poker seeds

Red hot poker flowers attract hummingbirds and provide excellent cut flowers. Plants are heat tolerant, and deer resistant.

Flamenco Red Hot Poker seeds
Red Hot Poker Flamenco Kniphofia uvaria Flamenco Kniphofia uvaria Flamenco

FLAMENCO Red Hot Poker Seeds Kniphofia uvaria

Drooping coral, orange, yellow, creamy white, or red tubular, spring and summer flowers form long pokerlike clusters. The flowers attract hummingbirds and are excellent for cutting. Flamenco red hot poker is beautiful planted with daylilies. Plants grow to 2½ ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 5.

30 seeds - $2.49

Torch lily red hot poker seeds - Kniphofia caulescens PR16031

TORCH LILY Red Hot Poker Seeds Kniphofia caulescens

Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Bunches of 24 to 28 in. long steely-blue, arched leaves with toothed edges create a striking architectural form. In early summer, strong round stems rise well above the foliage, carry bristly cones of coral-red tubular flowers that fade to pale yellow from the bottom up. Bloom continues through late summer. Torch Lily is a long-lasting cut flower.

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How to Plant and Grow Red Hot Poker

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Plant Red Hot Poker Seeds: Sow seed 6-8 weeks before planting out, use a deep container to avoid disturbing the tap root. Barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70-75° F., germination is in 21-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 1-1.5 ft. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow Red Hot Poker: Full sun or part shade, moderate to regular water. Will tolerate wet soils in summer, in winter soil must be well-drained. Flowers open from bottom to top, changing colors as they age. Hummingbirds love them and they are excellent for cutting. Tie foliage together in fall where winter temperatures drop below 0° F. Flowers the first year when started early. Plants are heat tolerant, and will resist deer and rabbits.