Plants: Kniphofia 'Alcazar' - red hot poker, torch lily

Posted by 08.09. 2016 15:12:26 (591 readers)

This red hot poker is one of the best of its kind. It offers the most dramatic colours as well as the longest blooming time in the season as it repeats flowering at the end of summer.

Kniphofia 'Alcazar' - red hot poker, torch lily

Flowers are formed in dense, erect racemes at the tops of about 80 cm long, sturdy stalks. They are fiery orange red at the top and bright yellow at the bottom. It creates a striking view already from a distance.

Narrow, linear leaves are dark green and stiff, they look like day-lily leaves but are more erect. Grow it in full sun in humus-rich, moist but well drained soil. This variety is one of the hardiest that can take temperatures down to -27°C if mulched.

Size/type: mid-sized perennial
Usual height: 0.6-1m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: orange and yellow
Blooming time: june - september
Location: full sun
Belongs to categories: perennials, summer blooms
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