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Red Hot Poker
Fire Dance Dwarf Poker
Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'
Low-growing, compact species. The stiff foliage (up to 2' long and 1" wide) is narrow and lance-shaped with a prominent center fold and fine hairs on both the upper and lower surfaces. Flowering stalks (up to 2' tall) emerge in early summer from the cente
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Best grown in evenly moist, well-draining soils in full sun.
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Western state native:
The stiff foliage (up to 2' long and 1" wide) is narrow and lance-shaped with a prominent center fold and fine hairs on both the upper and lower surfaces.
Predominant flower color:
Flowering stalks (up to 2' tall) emerge in early summer from the center of foliage clumps, topped with a dense, cone-shaped cluster of tubular blooms. The unopened buds are a muted orange color and mature to a light yellow-green as they open.
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Native to the southern Drakensberg region of South Africa and Lesotho where it is found on exposed, grassy slopes at altitudes between 8,000-9,000'
Used by Wildlife:
Long Term Care:
No major pest problems.
No major disease problems. Root rot can occur if soils are too heavy and wet.
No serious problems
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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