Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’
Red hot poker plant
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Xanthorrhoeaceae||Aloes, many tropical plants, flax lilies, daylilies, many others|
|Genus||Kniphofia||Named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704-1763), a German botanist, professor of medicine and author of a work of botanical illustrations|
About plant names...
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.
The Digging Dog Nursery
San Marcos Growers
The Missouri Botanical Garden
Kniphofia ‘Nancy’s Red’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm)
Range: Zones 6-10:
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