Kniphofia uvaria Pfitzer Hybrid Mix

Pfitzer Red Hot Poker

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).
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height36" tall
Mature Spread36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014742

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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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
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SKUHC014742
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Pfitzer Red Hot Poker
Botanical Name
Kniphofia uvaria Pfitzer Hybrid Mix
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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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