Kniphofia caulescens

Another unbreakable “Red Hot Poker”. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, you see it here thriving in a skinny, CLAY-ISH parking strip in front of my house. Striking vermillion-red and chartreuse-yellow bicolor 6-10” “clubs” on strong, erect stems certainly command attention. One of the most handsome, it’s valued for its attractive clump of blue-green foliage to 3’ across. Usually blooms in mid-Summer for several months. DROUGHT TOLERANT, it blooms best with some Summer water. To 2-3’ tall. Evergreen in frost-free climates, cut back to 2” in frosty climes. Deer resistant! Hardy to 0-10F.

 

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 6-10