Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionWhy use tiki torches when you could plant 'Orange Vanilla Popsicle' red hot poker (Kniphofia) instead? This heat-tolerant perennial blooms from late-summer to mid-fall with orange and creamy white flowers. It reminds us of a sparkler or flaming torch, perfect for igniting your garden with color! It's a magnet for pollinators - who won't get burned as they buzz around the flame-like flowers. Perfect for containers or mixed in the flower bed, this versatile plant is a great addition anywhere you seek to add drama thanks to its grass-like foliage and unique flower spikes. Don't worry about deer, rabbits, disease, or drought - 'Orange Vanilla Popsicle' red hot poker handles it all!DetailsBotanical name:Kniphofia x 'Orange Vanilla Popsicle' Common name: Tritoma, Red hot poker torch lily Zone: 6-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours) Soil type: Average Soil moisture: Average, Dry Height x width: 1-1.5' tall and wide Flower color: Orange to cream Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Summer Uses: Accent, Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalizing, SpecimenHow To GrowSoil: Average, well-drained. Light: Full sun. Water: Average – Drought-tolerant once established. Spacing: 1.5 – 2 ft. Fertilizing: Seldom needs fertilizing if soil is good to average. On very poor soils can feed lightly with a general-purpose, or timed-release fertilizer (such as Osmocote) before new growth begins in spring. Winterizing: Add a 2-3″ layer of shredded bark mulch in cold regions for protection. Maintenance & Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers by half after bloom.