Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia 'Atlanta'

Red Hot Poker - Kniphofia  'Atlanta'

Common Name: Red Hot Poker
Genus: Kniphofia
Cultivar: 'Atlanta'

Named after Johan Hieronymus Kniphof, a German Professor of Medicine.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.30 m (130 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Red hot pokers are grown for their distinctive, usually tall, upright flowers or ‘pokers’. Kniphofia ‘Atlanta’ has ‘pokers’ that are made up of small orange-red flowers at the top of the ‘poker’ and creamy-yellow flowers at the base. The ‘pokers’ are produced in early summer and are also attractive to bees. The leaves of Kniphofia ‘Atlanta’ are evergreen, long and strap-like and will form clumps over time.

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