Kniphofia 'Rocket's Red Glare' is a red hot poker with torches of tubular flowers in bi-colours of bright red and yellow.
Kniphofia 'Rocket's Red Glare' pops with eye-catching, tropical-looking torches of tubular flowers in bi-colours of bright red and creamy yellows and peaches on spikes that rise up to 36 inches above the clumping grass-like foliage. Blooms and reblooms all summer long. Use for drama, vertical appeal and textural contrast in the middle of the border, as a specimen, focal point, and as cut flowers. Prefers hot, dry conditions, but needs watering when blooming. Drought tolerant once established. Popular with hummingbirds and pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant. Hardy to zone 5b with protection.
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountainous or upland areas, often in moist places in rough grass or along streamsides.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa
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