Kniphofia rooperi Rooper's Red-Hot Poker



Kniphofia rooperi has unusual short, broad flower heads of tubular blooms that are yellow shading upwards to orange and red. The flower spikes emerge in late summer and bloom well into fall. It has the long, creased, strappy foliage typical of red-hot poker. Also known as Rooper's Red-Hot Poker, the chubby flower heads are atypical and interesting for cutting. Plants spread slowly via rhizomes.

Kniphofia rooperi comes from South Africa, where it is commonly found in marshlands.

Kniphofia rooperi prefers full sun and consistently moist soil, well-drained soil. It will tolerate light shade, but flowering will be reduced. Great for water garden edges.


  • Common Names: Rooper's Red-Hot Poker
  • Zones: 6-9(10)
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Consistently moist
  • Height at Maturity: 36"-40"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Late summer / fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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