Red-Hot Poker for rain gardens
Photo: courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden
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Red-Hot Poker

(Kniphofia uvaria)

From southern Africa, this lily relative produces large clumps of grasslike leaves topped by flower spikes that resemble glowing pokers for a fire. Hummingbirds love them. Red and yellow flowers.

Zone: 3; Hardy to –30 degrees F

Height: up to 5 feet.

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