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Fire Dance Dwarf Poker

Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'

SKU
04312
Native to South Africa, this is one of the shortest, prettiest and most reliably cold-hardy species in its genus. Coral-red and yellow flower spikes grow atop a thick clump of narrow, arching, blue-green foliage. Well-suited to small city gardens and containers. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
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4-9

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationnip-HOFF-ee-uh her-SOO-tuh
Is Direct To ConsumerNo
Average Size at MaturityReaches 18 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic, Xeric
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Avens (Geum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Switch Grass (Panicum); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. In containers, water when soil surface is dry. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Prune spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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