Kniphofia 'Flamenco' Description
'Flamenco' red hot poker (Kniphofia s., aka torch lily) is a dramatic drought proof sun perennial with electrifying blooms in a mixture of shades from orange, yellow and red. Flowers open from the bottom of the spike upward. Torch lily makes for one of the most showiest multi-color cut flower arrangement you'll ever find.
These clump forming accent plants have long thin spiky foliage. In summer, hummingbirds flock to the nectar of flamboyant, plump blooms.
This showy, drought proof, sun perennial does well in areas of well drained soil in full sun. Terrific for southern gardens!
Nicely compact growing 18-24" high. These clump forming accent plants have long thin spiky foliage which stays attractive all season long.
Spicy warm, high impact colors and impressive blooms from summer-fall will enhance any sun perennial border.
Pair with ornamental grasses, colorful coneflowers or butterfly bush.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Everblooming, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Reblooming, Season extender
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Tritoma, Red hot poker torch lily
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15-24" X 18"
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Accent, Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen,
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Soil: 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: Mulch roots in cold regions for protection
Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead spent flowers by half after bloom
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