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Border Ballet Kniphofia Plant

  • - Red Hot Poker
  • - Height: 22-24 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Spring-Fall
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Border Ballet Kniphofia Plant
Plant Features

Border Ballet Kniphofia Plants are clump-forming perennials that produce festive looking tiny, tube-like blooms atop a long single green stem. The overall effect is that of a long, ruffled bloom in shades of red, pink, yellow, orange and creamy pastels. Each flower last 2-3 weeks. Plants will shoot new flowers from late spring to mid-summer if spent blooms are kept removed. Red hot poker, or touch lily plants grow best in full sun to part shaded locations with fertile, well-drained soil. The roots require a lot of water during the blooming season to keep the new buds coming. They love container and make excellent cut flowers. Kniphofia plants are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and  hummingbirds. They are seldom browsed by rabbits or deer.

Kniphofia Companion Plants: Achillea, Coreopsis, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Hemerocallis, Monarda

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 20-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Orange, Red, White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden, Tropical Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Happy W/Purchase

Healthy, Full Plant. Packaged Well. Still Thriving Months After Planted.

From Kathleen | August 02, 2023

Red hot poker

This plant arrived in excellent condition, We planted it & viola it is blooming! I always have such great luck with their plants ...very very happy!!!

From anonymous | August 19, 2022

Hot Poker

Both plants arrived very well packaged. They are growing very well in container but no flowers yet.

From Aracelis | August 04, 2022

Border Ballet Kniphofia Plant (Red Hot Poker)

These Red Hot Pokers grew the longest bright green stalks we have ever seen on these pretty red plants. Thank You, GrowJoy! Nancy Gebhardt

From Nancy | January 20, 2021


Great packaging. Healthy plant. Just waiting for blooms. Couldn't ask for any better service !

From CAROL | June 27, 2019

Border Ballet Plant

I purchased the Border Ballet Plant from Growjoy. The plant I received was in very good condition, and I am sure it will thrive very well and produce beautiful blooms. The packaging they use to ship plants in is absolutely remarkable, and it really protects the plant from becoming damaged during shipment. I am never reluctant to order from Growjoy as I am always confident that I will receive quality plants.

From Susan | May 20, 2019

red hot poker

Plants arrived very healthy. They were packed very secure. Doing well in garden.

From gina | May 11, 2019

Border Ballet Red Hot Poker

Healthy plant. Growing fast compared to another one. Can’t wait to see blooms

From Isidora | May 09, 2019