Kniphofia 'Border Ballet' Red Hot Poker



Kniphofia uvaria 'Border Ballet' produces tall spikes of red, pink, yellow, orange, or creamy pastel tubular blooms over stiff sword-like foliage. The bold, arching clumps of long, narrow, blue-green leaves are semi-evergreen. Kniphofia 'Border Ballet' is a hybrid that forms more compact clumps than the species. It starts blooming in early to midsummer and may continue to September. Kniphofia, or Red Hot Poker, is also sometimes known as Tritoma or Torch Lily.

Kniphofia uvaria 'Border Ballet' prefers full sun and average, well-drained, but not overly dry soil. Good drainage is essential in winter.


  • Common Names: Red Hot Poker
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 12-18
  • Bloom Color: Multi-Colored
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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