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Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance')

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance')

Best grown in evenly moist, well-draining soils in full sun. Hardy in Zones 7-9. Possibly hardy to Zone 6. This species of red-hot poker is one of the most cold hardy due to the relatively high altitude of its native range.

'Fire Dance' is more cold hardy than the species, and will survive in Zone 4. A winter mulch is recommended in the colder parts of its hardiness range. Wet winter soils will also prove fatal to this plant, so well-draining soil should be provided. Tolerant of some drought and drier soils once established. Deadhead to encourage reblooming.


Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 1.50 to 1.75 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 1.75 feet

Bloom Time: June to September

Bloom Description: Orange and yellow bicolor

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy, Good Cut

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


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