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Red-Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Red-Hot Poker Overview

Kniphofia uvaria is an evergreen perennial with straight, grass-like leaves measuring around 60cm in length. Flowers form from red buds, these are between 3-4cm across, opening to orange blooms, which fade to yellow with age and height down the stem. Typically these are produced at a height of around 1.2m. The cultivar Kniphofia 'Nobilis' has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a longer flower stem, measuring between 1.5-2m in height and a longer flowering period compared to this species, blooming from late summer through autumn.

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Drought resistant

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