Kniphofia triangularis

Dwarf Red Hot Poker

 
  • Kniphofia triangularis, Dwarf Red Hot Poker, by customer Mike D.
  • Kniphofia triangularis, Dwarf Red Hot Poker
  • Kniphofia triangularis, Dwarf Red Hot Poker with Hummingbird by customer Pam K.
  • Kniphofia triangularis, Dwarf Red Hot Poker, by customer Mike D.
  • Kniphofia triangularis, Dwarf Red Hot Poker

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Kniphofia triangularis (Orange Torch Lily) is a wildflower gem from the Drakensberg Mountains in the Republic of South Africa. It blooms in summer with showy spikes of tangerine and orange flowers held over attractive grass-like foliage.

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLVR51

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24-26" tall x 12-15" wide. Kniphofia triangularis (Orange Torch Lily) blooms in summer with showy spikes of tangerine and orange flowers held over attractive grass-like foliage. A wildflower gem from the Drakensberg Mountains in the Republic of South Africa, Kniphofia triangularis thrives in all types of soil including clay. This selection of Orange Torch Lily is cold hardier than many of the hybridized Torch Lily varieties currently being grown.
SKU HBLVR51
Common Name Dwarf Red Hot Poker
Botanical Name Kniphofia triangularis
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 24-26" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, 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.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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