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Red hot poker 'Flamenco'    

Kniphofia uvaria

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Flamenco is a variety of Red hot poker which is a member of the Kniphofia family. Its botanical name is Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Gr 2 Paint Orange and   Orange-red. Leaves usually appear in   Dark spring green colour.

This semi-evergreen perennial is a favorite of hummingbirds. It looks great when planted among achillea, hellenium autumnale, hemerocallis and rudbeckia (cone-flowers). They can be used for water edges and exotic combinations.1

Flamenco grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Flamenco has a clump-forming growing habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Flamenco Red hot poker is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Flamenco have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Flamenco

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Flamenco is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Flamenco needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Flamenco from seed

Transplanting Flamenco

Never plant your red hot pokers with their crowns deeper than three inches.1

Flamenco is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Flamenco

Other Names for Red hot poker 'Flamenco'

Torch Lily