Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance' (Red Hot Poker)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

An excellent Red Hot Poker for city gardens and other small places as it is shorter and tidier than most varieties.

Coral red and yellow flower spikes are produced from early through late summer . The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies.

This variety has proven to be one of the hardiest in the UK and it has come through every winter here since we started growing it 5 or 6 years ago.

Height and Spread: 50cm x 50cm

Kniphofia have been grown in Britain since the mid-eighteenth century when they were introduced from the high elevations of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains. They prefer full sun and any soil which doesn't stay dry for prolonged periods.

Common name(s): Red Hot Poker; Torch Lily; Club Lily.

Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.