Kniphofia 'Gold Rush' is a red hot poker with bright yellow, tubular flowers on tall spikes with attractive, blue-green grass-like foliage.
Kniphofia 'Gold Rush' explodes with torches of bright yellow flowers on 4-4.5 foot spikes atop attractive blue-green grass-like foliage from early to late summer. Red hot pokers provide visual height and appeal to the garden. Use in the border, as a specimen, focal point and as cut flowers. Prefers hot and dry conditions, but needs watering when blooming. Drought tolerant once established. Popular with hummingbirds and other pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant. Hardy to zone 5b.
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountainous or upland areas, often in moist places in rough grass or along streamsides.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa
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