Kniphofia 'Gold Rush'
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
You know you've struck gold when this perennial starts blooming in early to midsummer. Brilliant yellow flowers are produced above notably blue-green, wide-leafed foliage on a very large, robust clump. This variety is one of the tallest of the collection, so it's perfect for giving height to the garden.
Commonly called Red Hot Poker or Torch Lily for their tall flower spikes. These South Africa natives offer tremendous garden value by combining grass-like foliage with tall flower scapes. An excellent perennial for the middle of the border.
Kniphofia is a sun lover that likes it hot and dry, though a good supply of water is appreciated when blooming. It can be grown in any well-drained soil.
Kniphofia is evergreen in mild regions and herbaceous in cooler zones. In both areas, it will benefit by having its leaf tips trimmed in the spring to stimulate healthy, new growth. In zones 4-6, the foliage can be tied up over the crown of the plant in the fall to exclude water from settling there and freezing, which would be deadly.
Height: 4.0-4.5 Feet
Spread: 2.5-3.0 Feet