|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.
In warmer climates, this hard-working perennial blooms anywhere in spikes that change from yellow to red. Purchase in bloom to be sure of the color.
Attributes - Kniphofia uvaria 'Pfitzer Hybrids'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.