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Kniphofia hybrida Poco Orange

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Kniphofia hybrida Poco Orange Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright, Upright Narrow

Bred for very short grassy leaves and a compact habit, 'Poco Orange' is great for the small garden or for a mass-effect in the border. Flowers are burnished orange with hot red tips. All summer bloom. Use as a colour spot, mass planting, or enjoy as a vertical accent in the front of the border.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Easy to grow with few problems. Prefers well drained soil and watering, but will tolerate most conditions including heat and drought. Remove spent flower heads and cut back tired foliage. Information and images courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries Inc.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Orange
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High