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.
I have never heard of them!Thank you very much, I might have to find me one!!
Sadly, I have never lived where red hot poker (or Kniphofia ) have done well.
Red Hot Poker. I had some when I lived in Virginia.
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Red Hot Poker
one of my favorite perennials. @Douglas Hunt is it too hot for them where you are? They do great here.
Also known as "Torch Lily"
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.
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Red Hot Poker!
It is called Red Hot Poker, JJ
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
I believe it's from the yucca family . very nice
Kniphofia praecox......Family Asphofrlsceae.
red hot poker plant
oh dear, I like it a lot! I can see it here..in my overcrowded garden!
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.
Yes it is a red hot poker and the birds love them! They do very well here in WA. too!
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!
@Cathy W actually red hot poker which this is is different plant than Indian Paint Brush, they are very similar but not the same
It looks like a Red Hot Poker Plant............very healthy!
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
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
Goes to show ya, mom's don't know EVERYTHING! :)
everyone is right....RED HOT POKER..... just and FYI ,,,,,,BEES LOVE IT also hummingbirds....beware of small kids getting stung
If I can find one,i WILL HAVE A GREAT PLACE FOR IT