name: "Tritoma" or "Red Hot
Latin name: Kniphofia uvaria
Elevation to: 8000'
Growth habit: Clump forming
Max height: 24" - 30"
Spread: 24" - 30"
Flowers: Yes, May - July Flower type: Racemes
Native to area: No
Available varieties: 4+
Red Hot Poker"
Cultivation: Red Hot Poker is an unusual perennial that
is very easy to grow.
Plant in full sun to light shade in fertile, well drained soil.
Red Hot Poker prefers sandy soils. Tritoma tolerates short periods
of drought well. Mulch new plants their first year for winter
protection. Red Hot Poker flowers are excellent for use as a cut
Purchase pre-started Tritoma plants at your local Garden Center. After the
second or third season plants can be divided mid spring. Cutting
older plants back will stimulate offshoots that can be removed
after two seasons growth.