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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DescriptionLooking for months of juicy, tropical, and bold blooms? 'Mango Popsicle' Red Hot Poker boasts delicious spikes of mango-orange blooms from summer to fall! This low-maintenance perennial is a magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and gardeners. 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. It's tolerant of drought and heat, plus it's resistant to deer and disease, which makes it easy to grow and easy to love!DetailsBotanical name:Kniphofia x 'Mango Popsicle' Common name: Tritoma, Red hot poker torch lily Zone: 6-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours) Height x width: 20- 30" tall and 16" wide Flower color: Orange Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Summer Bloom time: Summer, early fall Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners 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 the 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 cutting the flower stem at the base.
Life In The Garden
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials to Keep Your Garden Buzzing
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystems, gardens, and especially our food chain. Flowers produce pollen as a means of reproduction. While there are so many pollinator-friendly plants to choose from, here are seven of our favorites. You’ll love them, and the pollinators will too.
I love GGP, I've never been disappointed. I've ordered over 200 plants from them and only 4 had to be replaced. Great customer service.
M.C.S. (New Jersey)
'Mango Popsicle' Red Hot Poker
A. (South Carolina)
Not deer resistant!
I love, love, love Great Garden Plants!! I have ordered multiple times from them and bought many plants. Plants always arrive healthy! These were no different. However, they are not very deer resistant as was mentioned in the description. All of these plants were eaten down to nubs by our local deer before I even had a chance to plant them unfortunately. So there's different levels to "deer resistant." Hopefully they will grow back.
J. (North Carolina)
The best decision
Having never tried to grow red hot pokers, i was more than pleasantly surprised by these plants. After receiving them in great shape, they began to bloom almost immediately. So healthy and I’m really looking forward to next year’s bloom season.
Plants arrived in great shape and are doing well. Have bought other plants. Very satisfied!