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'Alcazar' Red Hot Poker brings warm, fiery color to the garden with its vibrant flower spikes. Each flame-like bloom is formed with dangling red-orange buds that open from bottom to top, revealing faded yellow interiors. A favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, this unusual plant is easy to grow, even for beginners. Requires full sun. (Kniphofia)

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 40-48" tall, 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 95PER3

Plant Information

40-48" tall x 24-36" wide, brilliant 'Alcazar' grows up to 4 feet tall, displaying its signature bright red and yellow flower-spikes. Known as Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily, its flowers are red when freshly-opened and fade to yellow as they age, recalling a candle flame.

'Alcazar' is an excellent choice for creating focal points at the back of the border or in the center of island beds, where their showy blooms will draw in butterflies and hummingbirds.

Growing Tip: An easy to grow plant, Red Hot Poker is from South Africa and requires full sun and sharp-draining soil. While its used to rocky and poor soils, it won't tolerate wet, mushy sites with standing water.

SKU 95PER3
Common Name Alcazar Torch Lily, Poker Plant
Botanical Name Kniphofia Alcazar
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Flower Size 6-10" flowers
Mature Height 40-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Coarse, sword-shaped, semi-evergreen leaves.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites, Salt
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsAlcazar Red Hot Poker
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

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    • Was this a gift?:
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a beauty!

By 

from Martinsville, IN

Verified Reviewer

Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

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

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

looks healthy and growing fast

By 

from Batavia, Ohio

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Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

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!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique and Impressive!

By 

from PA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

      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!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Growing fast!

      By 

      from Napa, CA

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      Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

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

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      What a marvelous performer!

      By 

      from Pahrump, NV

      Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

      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.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Peek a boo, I see you

      By 

      from Palmdale CA

      Pros

      • Good bare roots

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Need a little shade

        Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

        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.

        (3 of 3 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 Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

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

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By 

        from Fayetteville TN

        Comments about American Meadows Alcazar Red Hot Poker:

        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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