Pfitzer's Hybrid Mix' is an outstanding selection of Red Hot Poker with showy spikes of tubular orange and yellow flowers. Native to South Africa, this durable wildflower is highly attractive to hummingbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
36" tall x 36" wide (seed propagated). A sturdy South African native, known for its tough, easy-to-grow nature. It has long grass-like foliage and unusual bicolor flower spikes in shades of orange and yellow. A substantial plant, it looks great alone or in long beds lining driveways or entrances where dryness and alkaline soils might defeat even a daylily. Particularly attractive with Achillea 'Moonshine'. Rabbit resistant when mature. Good for Firescaping.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Pfitzer Red Hot Poker Mix
Kniphofia uvaria Pfitzer Hybrid Mix
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Rabbit Resistant
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
Tips On Growing Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) is a genus of showy perennials native to southern Africa, with most species found in the Republic of South Africa.
Preferred growing conditions:
Red Hot Pokers thrive in a wide range of soils including clay. Plant them in full sun.
Mulch with common mulching materials in arid climates.
Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plants. Once established, they only need occasional deep soaking in hot, dry weather.
Deadhead the plants after blooming to keep the plants looking tidy, but they generally will not come back into bloom.
Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
These perennials are highly attractive to hummingbirds.
Kniphofia will re-seed themselves and should be deadheaded if volunteer plants are not wanted.
Plants are easily divided in early to mid-spring if they get too large for their space, or if new plants are needed.
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