Kniphofia Pyromania® 'Hot and Cold'
Kniphofia Pyromania® 'Hot and Cold'

Kniphofia Pyromania® 'Hot and Cold'

SKU: S32635
1 for $20.95
Quick Facts
Common Name: Red-Hot Poker, Torch Lily
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Mature Height: 30-36" Spacing: 24-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Deer Resistance: Yes
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The bristling, bicolor flower spikes of Kniphofia Pyromania® 'Hot and Cold' blend warm and cool colors simultaneously, the orange-red flower buds opening, from the bottom up, into creamy blossoms. Like other Red Hot Pokers, this one flowers over an extended period with grassy green foliage supporting the long-running show from below. A Proven Winners® variety. PP 31,185

The 70 or so members of the genus Kniphofia are best known for their towering spikes of tubular, intensely colored flowers. Over the years, breeders have selected varieties with softer colors. Native to Africa, Kniphofias require full sun and well-drained soil. In our experience, they are otherwise carefree.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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I normally have great results with all my WFF purchases. These Kniphofia Pyromania never grew. I planted them in Spring 2023. Nothing popped up. Not even a seedling. They are planted as per the growing conditions. The same thing happened to the amsonia hubrechti. They didn't grow. Hopefully both these plants will emerge next Spring. They were not cheap.
Response from White Flower Farm — 7 months ago (10/03/23 11:50AM)

I am very sorry the Kniphofia Pyromania did not grow for you as expected. I know you are disappointed because the unique plants are truly beautiful bloomers. I have refunded you for your ordered bare roots and hope you will give them another chance in the future.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: nee-fo'fee-uh  

Kniphofia thrives in full sun (or partial shade in the south and warm inland areas of the West) and well-drained soil. In colder climates, plants will benefit from a layer of winter mulch to protect the roots and ensure hardiness.