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Kniphofia x 'First Sunrise'

#PP16036, CPBRAF

Also called Torch Flower, Tritoma


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Kniphofia 'First Sunrise' - Red Hot Poker - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Kniphofia x 'First Sunrise' (PP16036, CPBRAF)

  • Flower spikes are dense, orange pendants
  • Clumps of narrow, strap-like, dark green foliage
  • Foliage has a loose, upright, arching habit
  • A colourful addition to hot, dry locations
  • Bloom Time: Early June to late summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Orange
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Red Hot Poker Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. It is recommended tying up the leaves of kniphofia in the winter to keep the crowns dry, then in the spring remove the old foliage. Drought tolerant once established. 


Kniphofia x 'First Sunrise' (PP16036, CPBRAF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

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