Kniphofia uvaria

Redhot Poker, Torch Lily

  • Kniphofia uvaria

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 4-6 weeks
Germination: Sow seed in moist peat moss and just cover the seeds with peat.
Keep moist and in the light and provide good drainage.

Other: Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).|The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks. 

Pfaf description:

Physical Characteristics : An evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m (6ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is hardy to zone 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Wiki description:

Kniphofia uvaria is also known as Tritoma , Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence . The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 5 feet in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow.
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Usda description:

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