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Flamenco Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'

SKU
05422
This award-winning selection dazzles the landscape with 8-inch spikes of vibrant flowers, appearing a month earlier than most varieties. The stunning blooms, a mixture of yellow, orange and fiery red, are excellent as cut flowers. A fiery addition to the landscape or container gardens. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationnip-HOFF-ee-uh oo-VAR-ee-uh
LoreKniphofia develops a long tap root; once established in the landscape, this deep water seeking root provides excellent drought tolerance.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; bloom spikes reach 36 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Avens (Geum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Mulch to protect crowns in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system, allowing to dry slightly between intervals; once established in the landscape, tolerates drought. Remove spent blooms. Fertilize in early spring. May be divided in spring or fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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