KNIPHOFIA hirsuta 'Fire Dance'

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KNIPHOFIA hirsuta 'Fire Dance'

Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asphodelaceae
Origin: South Africa
Special Features: Hardiest Red Hot Poker, colorful blooms, dense spikes. Drought resistant, low-growing seed strain. Excellent in containers, too. Best winter hardy cultivar.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2006.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: coral red, turning yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: arching, narrow and rough to the touch, striking blue green
Growth Habit: clumping / compact / dense / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.125 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
320
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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