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Pyromania 'Backdraft' Red Hot Poker Kniphofia hybrid

(1 REVIEW)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 30"
Height
30 - 36"
Spread
24 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Bring unique drama to your landscape with the spiky flowers and upright habit of this perennial. Reddish orange flowers open peachy yellow for a two-tone effect over grass-like foliage.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Reddish-orange and peachy-yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Grass-like
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows well in any well-drained soil, although a good supply of water is appreciate when bloomer. If zone 5b or 6, provide winter protection with mulch or leaves. Trim leaves in spring to stimulate healthy, new growth.

    Pyromania 'Backdraft' Kniphofia hybrid USPPAF 31,424, Can PBRAF
  • 1 Review

    • I tried 4 of these Pyromania™ 'Backdraft' - Red Hot Poker plants last year, and now I'm hooked! They were hardy bloomers in different light conditions (seemed to have equal blooms in Part Sun vs. Full Sun - they are not fussy), produced gorgeous & durable flowering stems ('pokers') virtually all growing season, and were my best garden purchase last season. I received many compliments from backyard visitors about this particular plant (previously, folks would give comments on the gardens overall rather than being drawn to this unique and beautiful plant). As my new puppy pulled a couple out of the ground in winter months, I've already ordered more this year -- I really loved them!

      Daniel Stepan
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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