Kniphofia, Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma 'Christmas Cheer'

Kniphofia

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Cheer

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Yarnell, Arizona

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Chatsworth, Georgia

Webster, New York

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 11, 2014, selvahombre from San Diego, CA wrote:

In Southern California this is the best kniphofia by far. These plants like to be wet when blooming, so the summer blooming varieties don't bloom profusely in our dry summer climate. Christmas cheer blooms during the cooler wetter months so blooms last longer. The plant blooms November-April give or take a month on each side. It becomes a large plant in just a second season so be sure you have the room. This is just my experience but this variety is one of my favorite plants.

Neutral

On May 10, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This variety, introduced by the Huntington Botanic Garden, blooms in the fall and winter, which makes it a rather unique Kniphofia.

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