Kniphofia / Red Hot Poker
Blazing Hot Bloom Wands
The distinctive flower scapes of Kniphofia have inspired a number of vivid epithets; most commonly it is referred to as red hot poker or torch lily. Vigorous and low maintenance, this plant grows a clump of fine grass-like foliage without the need for special attention. Then, when the heat arrives in summer, gorgeous scapes of vibrant, tubular flowers stand tall above the foliage. These blooms last up to 6 weeks, and unlike most flowers, which flag in the heat of summer, knifphofia reblooms right through the summer. And they come back even faster when you cut them, so snip them freely for the vase.