Kniphofia uvaria - Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria

Also called Torch Flower, Tritoma

  • Spikes are dense with red-orange flowers blending to yellow
  • Clumps of narrow strap-like dark green leaves emerge from the base
  • Tough evergreen foliage has a loose, upright, arching habit
  • A colourful addition to hot, dry locations
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 125 cm



60-75 cm

45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. It is recommended to tie up the leaves of kniphofia in the winter to keep the crowns dry, then in the spring remove the old foliage. Drought tolerant, once established.