Kniphofia – Pyromania™ Backdraft
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Grows well in any well-drained soil, although a good supply of water is appreciate when bloomer. If zone 5b or 6, provide winter protection with mulch or leaves. Trim leaves in spring to stimulate healthy, new growth.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil, Poor Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. 4" to 1 gallon pots: 1 PPP. 10-12" pots 3 PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 8-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Habit and flowering will be improved with vernalization.