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Good perennial gardeners use these for big focal points at the back of the border or in the center of island beds, where they never disappoint. After flowering, they're not much to look at, so cut down the flower stalk and the foliage about half way, and it'll all be back next year.
How-To: Red Hot Poker is really easy to grow, but remember, this plant is from South Africa. That tells you it wants full sun and sharp-draining soil. In its native range, its used to rocky poor soil, so keep that in mind. No mushy muddy peat around this one!
|Common Name||Torch Lily or Dwarf Red Hot Poker|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12-18" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||14-18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to fall|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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