Botanical: Kniphofia uvaria 'Pfitzeri'
Common: Red Hot Poker
General Characteristics: From a basal tuft of coarse, sword-shaped, bluish-green linear leaves (to 18" long) rises a succession of thick, naked flower scapes featuring dense, terminal racemes (6-10" long) of drooping, tubular flowers. Flowers emerge in a variety of colors. Each flower head is broad at the top but tapered at the base, thus resembling a torch or poker. Plants primarily flower in June and July, with some continued rebloom into September in optimum conditions. Plants in the genus Kniphofia are also commonly called torch lilies.