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Gran's Garden Seeds

Red Hot Poker Flower Seeds

Red Hot Poker Flower Seeds

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Red Hot Poker, (Kniphofia Uvaria) or Torch Lily, 15 seeds per package.
Zones 5 – 10, Perennial

The striking, red hot poker plant is known as poker plant, torch lily and African flame flower. This plant thrives in USDA zones 5 through 9 and is an upright evergreen perennial with a clumping habit. Over 70 known species exist of this South African native plant. Torch lilies grow to be up to 5 feet (1.5 m.) tall and attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds to the garden with their bright flowers and sweet nectar. Attractive, sword-shaped leaves surround the base of a tall stem upon which red, yellow, or orange tubular flowers droop down like a torch. The Torch Lily flower will start bright red, turn orange and mature to yellow.

Although this beautiful plant is hardy and moderately drought resistant, regular water is required in order for the plant to reach its full potential. Provide a 2- to 3-inch (5-7.5 cm.) 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 (7.5 cm.). Water new plants thoroughly and cover with a liberal amount of mulch.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 36 - 40 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.0
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches

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