Red Hot PokerTorch Lily
|Scientific Name||Kniphofia uvaria|
|Principal Common Name||Red Hot Poker|
|Common Name(s)||Torch Lily|
|Description||Red-hot poker is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial. From an 18-24" high basal tuft of coarse, sword-shaped, bluish-green, linear leaves arises, in late spring, a succession of thick, naked flower scapes with dense, terminal racemes of drooping, tubular flowers. Buds and emerging flowers are red, but mature to greenish-yellow. Each raceme acquires a two-toned appearance since the lower flowers open first and show yellow while the upper buds and emerging flowers show bright red.|
|Height Range||3 - 4 FT|
|Spread Range||2 - 3 FT|
|USDA Zones||5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b|
|Leaf Color||Medium Green|
|Flower Time||May : June|
|Ease of Growing||Easy|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Soil Preferences||Moist : Rich : Well-drained|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Birds : Color|
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