Kniphofia uop, commonly known as red-hot poker or torch lily, is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial that is native to South Africa. From an 18-24" tall basal tuft of coarse, linear, sword-shaped, semi-evergreen, bluish-green leaves arises a succession of thick, naked flower scapes with dense terminal racemes of drooping, tubular flowers. Buds and emerging flowers are red but mature to yellow, giving each spike a two-toned appearance. Flowers bloom from late spring to early summer.
Height and spread: 65cm high, 45cm spread
Common name: red hot pokers
Position in the garden: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Any soil type, well drained
Flowering period: July, August, September
Hardiness: Fully hardy