Kniphofia uvaria Tritoma Mix | Red Hot Poker Flower Seeds

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Kniphofia also known as Red hot poker, Torch flower, Tritoma, Torch lily, Tritomea, Poker plant are evergreen or deciduous, rhizomatous perennials from mountainous or upland areas, often in moist places in rough grass or along stream sides in southern and tropical Africa. Most are clump-forming with light to mid-green or blue-green leaves. In deciduous plants and hybrids, these leaves are usually thin, grass like and 4-39 in. (10-100cm) long. In evergreens, they are broader and up to 5 ft. (1.5m) long. The erect, numerous, spike-like flowerheads are 2-16 in. (5-40cm) long and are found well above the foliage and open from the bottom up. The flowers are red/burgundy, orange, yellow, white or greenish white. Some open red then turn yellow. Plant height ranges from 20 in. (50cm) high to 6 ft. (1.8m). Where not hardy, grow in a cool or temperate greenhouse. No significant insect or disease problems.

USES: Bee, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, Herbaceous border, Perennial garden, Mass plantings, Specimen plant, Small garden spaces, Interesting vertical accent in the garden, Coastal gardens, City and courtyards, Informal gardens, Cottage gardens

TOLERATES: Slightly salt tolerant, Deer, Rabbits, Drought

Botanical Name: Kniphofia uvaria Tritoma Mix

Common Name: Red hot poker, Fackellilie

Type: Evergreen Perennial

Flower Color: A mix of orange, yellow and red with leaves to 24 in. (60cm long)

Flowering Time: Midsummer to Fall

Plant Height: 4 ft. (1.2m)

Plant Width: 24 in. (60cm)
Spacing: 24 - 36" (61-91cm)

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water Requirements: Medium

Soil Requirements: Sandy soil enriched with humus / loam / average, well drained soil

Soil pH: Acid / Neutral

USDA Zone: 5a-9a

AHS Heat Zone: 9-1

Hardiness Degree: -20°F (-28.9°C)

Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last spring frost. Lightly cover with either vermiculite or seed starting mix. Keep the soil moist at 70-75°F (21-24°C)

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