Kniphofia pauciflora

Kniphofia pauciflora

Red hot poker

  • Botanical name: Kniphofia pauciflora
  • Common name: Red hot poker
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
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Red hot pokers are instantly recognisable. Their arching clumps of long, narrow foliage form a large mound, from the centre of which upright flower spikes bear the characteristic glowing red and orange flowers. Kniphofia pauciflora is a dwarf red hot poker, bearing slender pokers of bright yellow flowers throughout summer.


Grow Kniphofia pauciflora in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Team with hot-coloured flowers, and plants such as Eyrisimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’, which thrive in similar growing conditions.

How to grow Kniphofia pauciflora

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Kniphofia pauciflora and wildlife

Kniphofia pauciflora has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Kniphofia pauciflora poisonous?

Kniphofia pauciflora has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Kniphofia pauciflora