Kniphofia – Pyromania Hot and Cold

Garden Height
30 - 36
24 - 30
24 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Orange, White
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Drought Tolerant

Salt Tolerant

Maintenance Notes
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

Bloom Time

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

None needed

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Habit and flowering will be improved with vernalization.

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