Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’
Red Hot Poker Plant
This cultivar of the red hot poker is not found in the wild. Red hot pokers are members of the lily family.
Identification: Half the size of the natural plants, this cultivar is 18-24" (45-60 cm) in height, and about 12-18" (30-45 cm) around. Leaves are long and narrow, up to 12" (30 cm) × ⅝" (1.8 cm), like a tuft of grass. Oval-shaped flowerheads form on a stalk at the center of each plant. They are composed of hundreds of tubular flowers, typically entirely a coral red color, sometimes becoming more orange at the bottom. As they flowers age, their tips open to reveal yellow tips. The flowers are favorites of hummingbirds.
Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’ at the Digging Dog Nursery
Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’ at San Marcos Growers
Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 6-10: