Common Name: Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily or Tritoma Kniphofia H. Fire Dance

Height:20.0 Inches

Spread:20.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color:Red shades


Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)


Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer ResistantRabbit Resistant

Growth Rate:Medium


Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticFormalModernPrairieRock Garden

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageDrought TolerantSaltTolerantSpecimenFocal Point

Origin:Not Native to North America


The perfect Red Hot Poker for smaller spaces, this new variety is more suited to smaller city gardens and containers as it measures in at 20" tall and wide.  
Coral red and yellow flower spikes are produced from early through late summer atop a low-growing, thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. The tough leaves are ignored by deer and rabbits, but the brightly colored, tubular flowers are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies.  
According to its developer, Jelitto Perennial Seeds, this is the hardiest Red Hot Poker to date, cold hardy to zone 4.