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Commonly known as Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma
Expanding range of showy pokers for growing in nature-friendly clumps.
Many hybrids have been toned down over time from the original "red hot pokers" and now come in shades of red, orange, yellow, and greenish white.
Genus of about 70 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials from mountainous or upland areas, often in moist places in rough grass or along streamsides in southern and tropical Africa, Madagascar and Arabia.
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Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - keeled leaves
Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming rhizomatous perennial. Produces numerous tubular flowers, cream from green-tinted yellow buds, in spike-like racemes held well above the foliage
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and other insects
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails, aphids, thrips
Place of origin - southern and tropical Africa, Madagascar, Arabia.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich, preferably sandy
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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