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Red Hot Poker   arrow


Scientific NameKiphofia
Common NameRed Hot Poker
FamilyXanthorrhoeaceae (Grasstree)
Growth FormUpright
Mature Size3-8’ High, 1-2’ Wide
FlowersLate Summer to Fall
HardinessZones 4-9
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsModerate to xeric
Soil RequirementsWell-Drained, Clay, Loam or Sandy
Other InfoAlso Known as Torch Lily,
Drought Tolerant,
Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies,
Deer Resistant