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Kniphofia uvaria /Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria  / Kniphofia uvaria
A colony of red hot poker in full bloom can make a powerful impact in a garden setting
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A colony of red hot poker in full bloom can make a powerful impact in a garden setting

Close-up image of a floral spike in late autumn at the same period that the oakleaf hydrangeas are in fall color

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Scientific Name: Kniphofia uvaria
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Upper flowers on spike are red and the lower ones are yellow. Flowering spike with its red tip resembles a fire poker. Many hybrids have been developed from this species, which have largely replaced it. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.