Red Hot Pokers

Real Estate Agent with Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker WV0026375



Kniphofia uvaria is commonly known as a Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily or sometimes a Tritoma
Depending on the variety, the flame colored flower spikes will reach 2-5 feet in height.
The flower's coloring may range from ivory and orange to coral red.

We planted three Red Hot Poker plants two years ago, and this is the first time we actually got to see the blooms, before the deer got to them.  Now that we have put up the deer netting, we are hoping for more flowers.  



Poker Plant

Red Hot Pokers are one of the favorite flowers for hummingbirds.


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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Rebecca -  You're not going to believe this but we on the same track with Poker Pics for Wordless Wednesday my friend.  .... Great minds :)

May 23, 2012 03:19 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Rebecca: What a pretty variety and a smart idea to put up a deer net so you can enjoy these flowers before they try to.

May 23, 2012 03:33 AM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Rebecca I haven't seen these red hot pokers for a long time.  They're so pretty. Good luck with keeping the deer away.

May 23, 2012 03:36 AM #3
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

I was a bad girl growing up.. I used to run around our turn-a-round gripping the stalk and pulling up so all the pods would go flying like a fire cracker... HA.. I'm sure my mother just loved that! Oh, and Chinese Lanterns.. they were fun to play with.. Not sure my mom ever got any good flowers... LOL

May 23, 2012 03:53 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I was going to comment about John having the same flower...there is no doubt great minds are busy in the Rain.  Gorgeous flowers and hope the deer stay away, A

May 23, 2012 04:38 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rebecca- I've never seen or heard of these but I bet it was a treat to see them bloom.  When we lived in Leesburg, the deer would eat all of our caladiums.  Couldn't really complain since I love deer too. 

May 23, 2012 04:49 AM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Very pretty flowers, not sure I've ever seen them before Rebecca.

May 23, 2012 06:53 AM #7
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Rebecca

Rebecca my friend, those sure are mighty good looking Red Hot Pokers y'all have. You sure took a mighty fine photo shoot of the two of them.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 23, 2012 09:50 AM #8
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Rebecca .....these are some of my favorites .....Aimee wants to plant some soon! Have a great night!
May 23, 2012 11:35 AM #9
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Rebecca, this is the second time today that I've seen photos of Poker Plants :)  Never heard of them before ... they are really cool looking!

May 23, 2012 12:55 PM #10
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

They are so pretty Rebecca and I was unfamiliar with their name. They do look like that too.

May 23, 2012 01:12 PM #11
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Rebecca, thanks for the lesson...I never saw them before. So many flowers, so much unique beauty!

May 23, 2012 01:40 PM #12
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Wow! I have never heard of these. We love the hummingbirds! I'll have to check them out!
May 23, 2012 10:54 PM #13
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

John that is too funny...we both posted on poker plants.

Anita, it has been such a nice sight to see the blooms...and not just deadless plants.

Anna, thanks! My sister grows them and gave some to me.

Tammy, you bad girl...:)

Alexandra, yes great minds and a lot of them on AR.

Kathy, I know I love the deer, but now I want get mad since they can't eat the blooms...

Roger, thanks they are so lovely.


May 24, 2012 04:12 AM #14
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Dale, thank you!

Rob, Aimee and you will enjoy them immensely.

Carie, I know John wrote a post on poker plants as well.

Gary, thanks and I agree they surely look like pokers.

Ellen, you are welcome.

Joni, I'm waiting for the hummingbirds to show up.



May 24, 2012 04:16 AM #15
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Just beautiful. Yes, deer can eat up a whole garden in little time....

May 24, 2012 05:49 AM #16
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, I missed this post, and nice looking flower, and looks so unique!    I need to check them out to see if we can plant them in our Zone.

May 24, 2012 08:18 AM #17
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Marilyn...for sure.

Joan, I hope you can they are just a delight to look at.

May 24, 2012 10:00 PM #18
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Coming over from John's blog to see the Red Hot Pokers in West Virgina; I don't think I've ever seen them in Texas.

May 28, 2012 01:20 AM #19
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