Judith F
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Asked on Jun 4, 2013

What is This Plant? It is in Mid-State Louisiana

Judith FWanda sinnemaCathy W
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My Niece just sent this to me, wanting to know the name of it.Please help!!
q what is this plant it is in mid state louisiana, gardening
27 answers
  • Ebradmon
    on Jun 4, 2013

    Poker plant

  • Diane
    on Jun 4, 2013

    Red Hot Poker. I have 2 of these and at least 40-45 "pokers" are in bloom now. The birds love them. Be careful where you plant because they will spread quickly. Mine is about 6 feet round and I have only had it 3 years. I am going to dig it up as soon as all of the birds finish off the "pokers" and move it to a place that is better suited for such a big plant. I'm sure I will be giving away a lot of baby "pokers" from one that is as big as I have.

  • Judith F
    on Jun 4, 2013

    I have never heard of them!Thank you very much, I might have to find me one!!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Sadly, I have never lived where red hot poker (or Kniphofia ) have done well.

  • Susan
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Red Hot Poker. I had some when I lived in Virginia.

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Red hot poker

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 5, 2013

    one of my favorite perennials. @Douglas Hunt is it too hot for them where you are? They do great here.

  • Bonnie
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Also known as "Torch Lily"

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Too hot and wet, I think, Donna. And where I was in New York it was too cold. Apparently I am destined never to grow a kniphofia.

  • Beverleynilles
    on Jun 6, 2013

    red hot poker

  • Debby Boyle
    on Jun 6, 2013

    Red Hot Poker!

  • Joyce Jones
    on Jun 6, 2013

    It is called Red Hot Poker, JJ

  • Genna Scartaccini
    on Jun 6, 2013

    Douglas Hunt - have you tried a large flower pot with sandy soil in a sunny place? I am from the southwest where they do well and when I moved around a lot, that was the only way I could have a red hot poker plant some of the places I moved to

  • Missy Street
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I believe it's from the yucca family . very nice

  • Anneinspiring
    on Jun 6, 2013

    Kniphofia praecox......Family Asphofrlsceae.

  • Laura Kranz McDonough
    on Jun 6, 2013

    red hot poker plant

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 6, 2013

    oh dear, I like it a lot! I can see it here..in my overcrowded garden!

  • Maggievanfossan
    on Jun 7, 2013

    Red Hot Poker is not aggressive here in the Pacific Northwest. I bought it as a bulb about 8 yrs ago, and it has grown, but I've never needed to divide it. Likes full sun.

  • Mikell Paulson
    on Jun 7, 2013

    Yes it is a red hot poker and the birds love them! They do very well here in WA. too!

  • Cathy W
    on Jun 15, 2013

    Yes, it's a Poker!! Mom's name for it was "Indian Paint Brush"! Whatever, I look forward to summer and my 4 Pokers blooming!

    • Rhonda Clements
      on Sep 19, 2013

      @Cathy W actually red hot poker which this is is different plant than Indian Paint Brush, they are very similar but not the same

  • Grayce Blair
    on Jun 15, 2013

    It looks like a Red Hot Poker Plant............very healthy!

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Jul 16, 2013

    RED HOT POKER,,,,,, will get big clumps,,,,,, lotsof beautiful spikes,,,,,they are a BEE MAGNET when in full bloom,,so be careful where you plant it,,not by a mailbox or gate

  • Rhonda Clements
    on Sep 19, 2013

    Definitely Red Hot Poker, mine in Seattle is planted in full sun in an area that is very dry and rocky and poor soil and it has divided several times every year, they seem to like dry poor soil, so if you have a hot sunny spot where nothing else will grow try this

  • Cathy W
    on Sep 19, 2013

    Goes to show ya, mom's don't know EVERYTHING! :)

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Sep 20, 2013

    everyone is right....RED HOT POKER..... just and FYI ,,,,,,BEES LOVE IT also hummingbirds....beware of small kids getting stung

  • Judith F
    on Sep 29, 2013

    If I can find one,i WILL HAVE A GREAT PLACE FOR IT

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