- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 3-3.5 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-2.5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
The flowers of red hot poker (Kniphofia) varieties stand out in a landscape, even from across the street. Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker adds bright yellow drama to the stunning appearance of the big, slender bloom stalks. Since it's drought tolerant, even in full sun, you can plant this 3-foot high Kniphofia along a sidewalk, driveway, fence or wall. Use the plant in containers, too, or anywhere you want some height and summer flowers the color of the sun.
Kniphofias grow in zones 5 through 9 in full sun and can take poor to fertile soil. Their flowers appear from early to late summer and last for some time. Once the flowers fade, birds flock to the seeds and the grass-like foliage that remains, forming a cascading clump of up to 36 inches around. Deer and rabbits usually leave the plants alone. Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker also is salt tolerant, so feel free to plant it near where you must salt winter ice.
Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker Care
It's easy to leave the faded flower stalks on the plant, or you can cut a few blooming stalks to bring inside and feature in a fresh flower arrangement. For regular care, just trim the leaves in spring to help the plant form new growth. Plant your Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker in soil that drains well to prevent root rot. Although it is drought tolerant, your kniphofia might benefit from a little extra water during peak heat and summer bloom.
Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker Spacing
Grow a stunning Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker as a focal plant, especially against a contrasting wall or shrub. Space plants between 2 and 2.5 feet apart from center when planting as rows or borders.
Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 3-3.5 Feet|
|Spread: 2-2.5 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-2.5 Feet|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Resists: Deer & Rabbits|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Bees|
|Features: Drought; Salt Tolerant|
|Scientific Name: Pyromania Solar Flare Kniphofia hybrid USPPAF|
|Common Name: Pyromania Solar Flare Red Hot Poker|
|Other Name(s): Red Hot Pokers; Tritoma, Torch Lily; Knofflers; Poker Plant|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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