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Commonly known as red-hot poker or torch lily, is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial that is native to the Cape Province of South Africa. From an 18-24″ tall basal tuft of coarse, linear, sword-shaped, semi-evergreen, bluish-green leaves (to 3′ long and 1″ wide) arises a succession of thick, naked flower scrapes (typically to 3-4′ tall) with dense terminal racemes (6-10″ long) of drooping, tubular flowers. Buds and emerging flowers are red but mature to yellow, giving each spike a two-toned appearance. Flowers bloom from late spring to early summer. Common names refer to the purported resemblance of each flower spike to a red hot poker or torch.
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers rich, hummus soils. Intolerant of wet, heavy soils. Locate in areas protected from wind. Promptly remove spent flower spikes. Crowns benefit from winter protection in USDA Zones 5 and 6 (mulch or tie leaves together forming a canopy over the crown so as to prevent water from settling on the crown and freezing). Established clumps are best left undisturbed. Garden Uses. Specimen, small groups or mass in the perennial border. Great for small garden spaces. Hardy in zones 5-9.
When & Where to Plant Red Hot Poker
Light: Red hot poker plant blooms best in full sun, but tolerates light afternoon shade in hot climates.
Soil: Red hot poker is tolerant of many soil types, but doesn’t grow well in poorly-drained soil that stays soggy after watering or rains, especially in winter. They grow best in moist, compost amended soils that have a neutral or slightly acidic pH. Once established they can tolerate drier soils.
Planting: Plant red hot pokers in spring or fall. It’s best to start with transplants. Plant so the crown is 3 inches or less deep. Red hot poker plants can be started from seed, but the seed needs a chilling period, consistent 70F temperatures and still may take up to 3 months to germinate.

Where to Plant:  The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Some bulbs such as fritillaria and wood hyacinths prefer filtered shade.
Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb
Pruning: After flowering cut down stalk and the foliage about half way, and will grow back next year.
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