Red Hot Poker Alcazar

 
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Tall, stately with bright red and yellow flower-spikes Red Hot Poker are a favorite of hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Easy to grow and beautiful. (Kniphofia)

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 40-48" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 95PER3
The botanical name for Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily used to be Tritoma. But today, its Kniphofia (pronounced Nip-fo-phia) and more popular every year. Brilliant Alcazar grows up to about 4 feet tall with the signature bright red and yellow flower-spikes. (the red flowers are the freshly-opened ones, they turn yellow as they age.)

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!

SKU 95PER3
Common Name Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily
Botanical Name Kniphofia
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Orange
Mature Height 40-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsRed Hot Poker Alcazar
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a beauty!

By 

from Martinsville, IN

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Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

Arrived in perfect time to plant. They grew at a wonderful rate and bloomed for me. 10+ a must for hummingbird lovers

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5.0

looks healthy and growing fast

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from Batavia, Ohio

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Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

Looked locally for this large red hot poker plant and was unable to find it. Was thrilled I was able to purchase it at American Meadows. Waiting until next year when the pokers come up!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique and Impressive!

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from PA

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Pros

  • Colorful
  • Easy to Grow
  • Hardy
  • Showy
  • Unique

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      Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

      I planted mine a year ago, in the spring. It bloomed beautifully last summer, and again this summer. There seem to be even more blooms this year. They are getting direct sunlight for about 6 or 7 hours. My flower garden is basically clay with about a half a foot of topsoil on top, and a few inches of mulch. Seems like the opposite of "sandy loamy soil," so I was a little nervous about how well these would do, but I'm very pleased with the results! Once the first set of blossoms dies off, a new set follows. So there's always something blooming, until the end of the season. Love these!!

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      4.0

      Growing fast!

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      from Napa, CA

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      Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

      Mine haven't bloomed yet, but they are growing extremely fast, and I'm sure will be a beautiful addition to my garden!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      What a marvelous performer!

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      from Pahrump, NV

      Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

      I placed it in the front center of my street bordering garden. Neighbors and passers-by have repeatedly commented on how striking, colorful, and long-lasting the pokers are.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Peek a boo, I see you

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      from Palmdale CA

      Pros

      • Good bare roots

      Cons

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        • Need a little shade

        Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

        This plant is zoned for my area, but it need a little resting from the sun. So I recommend a little shade. Planted in two areas one with full sun all day and one with a little shade. Both have green tops but the one in a little shade is much taller then the full sun one.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        wish I could have seen them!

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        from Washington DC

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        Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

        None of the three I was sent actually grew. Pretty disappointing.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By 

        from Fayetteville TN

        Comments about American Meadows Red Hot Poker Alcazar:

        Beautiful

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        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.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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