Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance

Fire Dance Dwarf Poker

 

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18" tall x 15-18" wide. Brought down from the high elevations of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, this little Red Hot Poker is a colorful bloomer with great cold hardiness and a compact mature size. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Containers
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Low Maintenance
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 96488

Details

18" tall x 15-18" wide. Native to the high Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, this is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in the genus. I have found 'Fire Dance' to be much more compatible in smaller perennial plantings than its much larger relatives. Easily grown in average and compost-enriched garden soils. This is an improved cultivar with lovely coral-red and yellow bi-color flower spikes. Good for Firescaping (seed propagated).
SKU 96488
Common Name Fire Dance Dwarf Poker
Botanical Name Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Containers, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Low Maintenance, Adds Texture
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

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.

Special comments:

  • 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.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

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Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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5.0

Great plant for gardens

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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  • Small In Size

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance:

    LOVE THE FACT THAT IT ADDS HEIGHT TO ROCK GARDEN

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance:

      Growing nicely. Has not flowered yet.

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      Kniphofia hirsute Fire Dance

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance:

        I planted 2 in a west-facing bed close to the sidewalk in early summer of 2015 after sitting in their pots for longer than I'd like to admit. The smaller one struggled for a while, wasn't sure it would survive, but eventually perked up and produced 1 beautiful blossom. The larger one has done very well, has not bloomed yet, but I have confidence that it will bloom next year. It works very well with the Corsican violets that I combined it with. I'll be planting more Kniphofia hirsute next to my rocky stream bed due to its smaller size. It looks good when not in bloom as well as after blooming.

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        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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