PlantFiles: Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'
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Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
On May 3, 2008, marsue from Isabella, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
We planted 6 of these Flamenco Torch Lilies in the spring of 2007. I was pleased with their performance in our hot, humid summer as well as on into the fall. Now in the spring of 2008, I am absolutely delighted with these plants! They started blooming in mid-April and one of the plants has 9 blooms on it in various stages. The hummingbirds are attracted to the plants and feed at them several times a day even though there is a feeder nearby.
On Apr 30, 2005, kbads from Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
So far, so good. I planted a small start of this last year, in about June, I think. All in all, I think it has done very well in a bed with lots of nasty clay! It grew into a nice sized clump by the end of summer, and had about 4-5 blooms in its first year. It made it through its first winter and it it greening up nicely, looks like the clump will continue to grow. All of that when I lost several ornamental grasses, some that had been established 2+ years!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Decatur, Alabama Kinsey, Alabama Cabot, Arkansas San Leandro, California Cordele, Georgia Griffin, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Pacific Junction, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Owosso, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Arden Hills, Minnesota Olive Branch, Mississippi Kirksville, Missouri Elba, New York Glen Raven, North Carolina Grove City, Ohio Doylestown, Pennsylvania Pocahontas, Tennessee Leesburg, Virginia