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Red Hot Pokers

Plants in the Kniphofia genus are commonly known as Red Hot Pokers. One look at their bright red orange flowers makes it obvious where the name has come from. They're native to Africa and can be known by other common names such as 'torch lilies' or just 'poker plant'.

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Latest photos of red hot pokers

  • Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia caulescens (Red hot poker))
    Tommymoo
  • Redhot Poker
    Clarice
  • Kniphofia Toffee Nosed
    Majorsolomon
  • Kniphofia Bees Lemon
    Majorsolomon

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We have 111 photos of red hot pokers

These photos are from real gardens by real gardeners! Just click on one to start exploring in slideshow format, or you can browse 16 at a time.

  • Three red Tulips and a Red Hot Poker...Lol! (Kniphofia caulescens (Red hot poker))
    Janey
  • Salvia and Kniphofia (Salvia clevelandii)
    Janette
  • Flaming torches (Kniphofia caulescens (Red hot poker))
    Janey
  • Bee Enjoying Red Hot Poker
    Dawnsaunt
  • Red Hot Poker [Kniphofia Uvaria] flowering at last 08.08 (Kniphofia uvaria)
    Xela
  • Hot Pokers
    Jacque
  • Redhot Poker
    Clarice
  • Kniphofia 'Northern Lights' and Chrysanthemum 'Little Silver Princess'
    Sid

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Gardeners' thoughts

Kniphofias extending their flowering season from May to December.

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My OH loves Red Hot Pokers. We were given rather a lot of plants from a friend who lived in and inherited his grandmothers...

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scotsgran

31 Aug, 2011
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