Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance' - Red Hot Poker (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a compact, floriferous and showy selection of Red Hot Poker. This plant will form dense clumps of basal foliage and then flower stalks appear from early through late summer, and are topped with orange and yellow bicolor clusters of tubular flowers. The blooms make excellent cut flowers, and are highly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other insect pollinators.

Additional:

'Fire Dance' is more cold hardy than the species, and will survive in Zone 4

Red Hot Poker Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Wet winter soils will prove fatal to this plant, so well-draining soil should be provided. Tolerant of some drought and drier soils once established. Deadhead to encourage reblooming.

Height:

18-21 in

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Spread:

18-21 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Rock Garden
Drought Tolerant
Container
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Great Companion Plants for Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction')
Anise hyssop Anise hyssop (Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder')
Blanket Flower Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Apricot')
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Double the Sun')