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propagating perennials: Kniphofia-Tritoma, Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kniphofia-Tritoma, Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily

Propagating Kniphofia or Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily should be done in the spring in the 2nd or 3rd year by taking up the plant growth surrounding the clump and transplanting to a new location. Red Hot Poker comes in a variety of colors, from white, yellow, red, apricot and orange and bloom from May through July and can reach a height of 4'-6', but there are shorter varieties avaiable. Hummingbirds and honeybees love the nectar, but it is deer resistant. Red Hot Poker is somewhat drought resistant and prefers a sandy well draining soil versus clay in full to partial sunny locations. It is deciduous.

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