Fire Dance Red Hot Poker

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Feathery spikes of yellow and coral flowers top the sword-shaped foliage of 'Fire Dance' Red Hot Poker all summer long. 'Fire Dance' is an eye-catching cultivar that is easy to grow, and its compact form makes it a lovely addition to a perennial bed, container, or rock garden with well-drained soil. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers, so plant where you can enjoy the pollinator parade. (Kniphofia hirsuta)
Zones 5 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 18" tall , 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer

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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Plant Information
Perfect for smaller spaces, 'Fire Dance' Red Hot Poker is a showstopping, pollinator-friendly hero. Hailing from South Africa, 'Fire Dance' is covered with flower spikes all summer long. At 18" tall and wide, this dwarf cultivar is a great addition to smaller perennial collections, small space gardens, and container plantings. Plant it in full sun locations in average soil that drains well; good drainage is a must as it won't tolerate soggy roots. Once established, ‘Fire Dance’ is drought tolerant and hardy in zones 5-8. Deadhead to encourage re-blooming, and mulch in the fall in colder areas to encourage winter hardiness.
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Associated SKUsAM019709
AM019656 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM019672 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Fire Dance Red Hot Poker
Botanical Name
Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Orange
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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