Red Hot Poker


  • Pollinator Gardens
  • Next to Sidewalks & Roads
  • Thriller in Containers


  • Unique Bright Blooms
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Drought & Salt Tolerant


  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Red Hot Poker plants have tall unique flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies & bees. Plant next to sidewalks & roads in full sun locations for added curb appeal in the harshest of locations in the yard.

Why Buy Red Hot Poker Online?

Red Hot Poker is in the genus Kniphofia and family Asphodelaceae. Also known as tritoma, torch lily, knofflers or poker plants. These plants are flowering perennials that have narrow, grass-like leaves. The brightly colored flowers grow on upright spikes growing from the plant. The flowers are red, orange, yellow and often multicolored.  The flowers produce a large amount of nectar while blooming and attract bees, sunbirds, hummingbirds and New World orioles. The plants are native to Africa.

The Best Way To Use Red Hot Poker

Most gardeners grow red hot pokers for the height and bright colored flowers that can grow over 4 feet tall! The plants are extremely hardy and can handle full sunlight and harsh winters. The low maintenance plants are great next to sidewalks and roads and are salt tolerant as well. Kniphofia is winter hardy in growing zones 5 to 9. These plants are sure to draw attention in your garden and require minimal care.

  • Tall bright attractive blooms

  • Low maintenance

  • Flowers are red, orange, yellow

  • Great next to sidewalks and roads

  • Growing zones 5 to 9

Red Hot Poker Companion Plants

Plants that go well with red hot poker are sun loving annuals, perennials and shrubs. Some of our favorite plants to grow with red hot poker are dahlias, daylilies, baptisia, coneflowers, sedum, arborvitae, and ornamental grass.