Fire Dance Red Hot Poker
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Kniphofia. Known as the Red Hot Poker plant, these tropical looking spiky plants add an exotic flair. Easy to grow, all they really require is full sun to be happy. Established plants can grow into large clumps measuring 2 to 3 feet across. Flowers will last for several weeks in summer and are adored by hummingbirds. This extraordinary bicolour Kniphofia produces loads of salmon-red and lemon-lime flowers. Unlike the old varieties, 'Fire Dance' keeps a height and width of about 20 inches, so you can use this head-turner in containers and small spaces. Height 18-36". 2.5"plug.
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Planting Perennial Roots:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Kniphofia is a sun lover that likes it hot and dry, though a good supply of water is appreciated when blooming. It can be grown in any well-drained soil. Plant the crown level with soil line.
Be diligent with watering during hot and dry spells. Provide a 2-3 inch layer of mulch to help with water retention and for protection during cold winters. Cut foliage off at the base of the plant in late fall and remove spent flower spike to encourage more blooms. Poker plants can be divided in the fall for new plants. Do not bury the crown of the plant any deeper than 3 inches. Water new plants thoroughly and cover with a liberal amount of mulch.