Pyromania® 'Hot and Cold' Red Hot Poker Kniphofia | Proven Winners

This bicolor variety is one of our favorites! Tangerine orange buds open to creamy white flowers.

Members of the PYROMANIA® Collection are a rainbow of hot colors including red, orange, and yellow. The spiky flowers and upright habit gives a very unique drama to your landscape, with rebloom extending the color late into the season. Grass-like foliage provides textural contrast to bold-leaved perennials, like Hibiscus. These tropical-looking plants are hardy to either zone 5b or 6 if you provide protection.

Commonly called Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily for their tall flower spikes. These South African natives offer tremendous garden value by combining grass-like foliage with tall flower scapes. An excellent perennial for the middle of the border.

  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Resists: Deer, Rabbits


  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Tall
  • Garden Height: 30 - 36 Inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
  • Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Orange, White
  • Flower Shade: Tangerine orange and creamy white
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Grass-like
  • Habit: Upright
  • Container Role: Thriller


  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy 
  • Bloom Time: Early - Late Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 -9
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil, Poor Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Cut Flower, Specimen or Focal Point
  • Maintenance Notes: Grows well in any well-drained soil, although a good supply of water is appreciated when bloomer. If zone 5b or 6, provide winter protection with mulch or leaves. Trim leaves in spring to stimulate healthy, new growth.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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