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Kniphofia 'Red Roulette'


Kniphofia 'Red Roulette' is a red hot poker with torches of tubular flowers in bi-colours of orange and red with very narrow foliage.

Kniphofia 'Red Roulette' offers exciting, tropical-looking torches of tubular flowers in bi-colours of orange-red and yellow that rise up a taller than most other cultivars on spikes to 42 inches! The grass-like foliage is exceptionally narrow adding a finer texture to the landscape. Red hot pokers bloom and rebloom all summer long. Use for drama, vertical appeal and textural contrast in the middle of the border, as a specimen, focal point, and as cut flowers. Prefers hot, dry conditions, but needs watering when blooming. Drought tolerant once established. Popular with hummingbirds and pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Red Hot Poker

Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


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

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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