Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma
Kniphofia laxiflora

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: laxiflora (laks-ih-FLO-ruh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Amesti, California

Buffalo, New York

Chester, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 18, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Common name is Slender Poker, for it's long thin flower stems. The species, laxiflora, is due to its flowers being ky loosely arranged along the stem as opposed to other species. It is most often pale orange or yellow, but some may approach red..

Positive

On Jan 7, 2015, Countryladies from Fraser Valley
Canada wrote:

I would love to have seeds for this beautiful plant! If anyone is interested in sharing some with me I have a lot of seeds to trade! Dmail me!