- Botanical name: Kniphofia pauciflora
- Common name: Red hot poker
- Family: Asphodelaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
- Key features:
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
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 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