Kniphofia hirsuta Fire Dance description:
Coral red and creamy yellow flowers through the summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the middle of a border, cottage garden, or patio and it is easy if the soil is well drained.
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Common names: Torchlily Fire Dance or Red Hot Poker Fire Dance, or Dwarf Poker Fire Dance
Also known as: Tritoma Fire Dance.
Originates from South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, tolerates dry, stony soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if in well drained soil.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim spent flowers close to the crown of the plant.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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