Common Names: Red Hot poker
Origin: South Africa
Size: Leaves to 2 ft. high; flower stems to 3-5 ft.
Flowers: Bright red flowers on long stalks, summer; grass-like leaves 2 ft. long
Uses: Accent, color highlight, borders, perennial garden, containers, slopes, near oak trees. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Well-drained; found on slopes and grassy meadows in the wild.
Water: Little to moderate; needs moisture when buds form. Deep succulent roots make it drought tolerant.
Sun: Full sun or part shade
Pruning: Remove old flower spikes. Cut out any poor-looking leaves in fall.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Hardy to -10°F.