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Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle' (Red Hot Poker)

Red Hot Poker 'Mango Popsicle', Poker Plant 'Mango Popsicle', Torch Lily 'Mango Popsicle', Tritoma 'Mango Popsicle'


Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle' produces impressive spikes of mango-orange flowers (up to 120 blossoms per spike) from early summer to early fall. Blooming in succession, the flower spikes are borne on stout flowering scapes which rise above a tufted clump of mid green, strap-shaped, evergreen leaves.

  • Grows up to 30 in. high (75 cm) with a spread of 18 in. (45 cm). This Red Hot Poker enjoys a sturdy stem. However, some protection from strong winds would be recommended.
  • This rhizomatous perennial performs best in full sun, in a sandy soil that has been enriched with humus. However, any deep, moist but well-drained soil will do. It can tolerate partial shade but flowering will be reduced. Good drainage is essential to prevent crown rot
  • Drought, deer and rabbit tolerant, Kniphofias attract butterflies and are a favorite of hummingbirds.
  • Virtually disease free
  • Kniphofias provide interesting vertical accents in the garden, among other summer-blooming perennials. They look at their best with Achillea (yarrows), Helenium Autumnale (sneezeweed), Hemerocallis (daylilies) and Rudbeckia (coneflowers).
  • While primarily used in perennial borders, Red Hot Pokers are also well suited to naturalistic settings, water edges or exotic style combinations. Plant them in front of an evergreen background, or as a stand alone specimen - and be sure they will draw the attention of all onlookers. Never plant your Red Hot Pokers with their crown deeper than 3 in. (7 cm).
  • Remove spent flower spikes to encourage more blooms and protect their crowns in winter in hardiness 6.
  • The foliage tends to suffer in the winter months. You may want to tie foliage together in the fall to prevent water entering the crown of the plant. Alternatively, you may cut the foliage off at the base in late fall.
  • Should be planted in the spring or in the fall.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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