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!
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).
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 RebloomerLong BloomingDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 30 InchesSpread:24 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Reddish-orange and peachy-yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Grass-likeHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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
Daniel Stepan, New Jersey, United States, 12 weeks ago