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2024 Seed Catalog

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. Winter hardy to zone 6.

30 seeds - $3.49
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Growing Torch Lily Red Hot Poker Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

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.

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