|Of the 60 to 70 known species, only Kniphofia uvaria is available in nurseries. Native to Africa, Poker Plants are grown for their unusual spire-like, bicolor flowers which change color as they open from the bottom up. Easy to grow, the foliage is a dense, grassy clump. Seedlings, including those with dwarf habits, are available in various heights and colors. Put in informal plantings with other drought-tolerant perennials and shrubs. Poker plants are available in containers from spring on. Cold climate gardeners must mulch heavily, or lift and store the plants in a cool cellar for winter. Grows easily from seeds or divide for new plants.
Upright perennials with sword shaped, dark green foliage. Summer and fall, bright red, tubular flower clusters appear, several per plant. The bold flower spikes stand straight as a poker on plants 18 to 36 inches tall. Good cut flowers.
Attributes - Kniphofia uvaria
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Orange, Red
Height: 2 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.