Kniphofia 'POCO™ Orange'

Kniphofia
Kniphofia 'POCO™ Orange'
torch lily, red hot poker
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS orange
BLOOMING TIME July - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Torch lily series POCO™ was developed by Janet N. Egger from Terra Nova Nursery in Oregon, USA. It comprises of slightly shorter and compact growing plants of so far 4 colours (in 2019), renowned predominantly for their extended blooming period. They are also popular for their increased hardiness and tolerance to heavier soil. All of these advantages are beneficial for Central European landscapes and we recommend POCO™ series over any other cultivar.

POCO™ Orange torch lily is a rich orange flowering variety with 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more erect. Flowering stems are strong, about 50 cm tall, and do not bend in wind or break after a heavy rain.

Torch lily needs a location in full sun and humus-rich, moist but well drained soil. Feeding is not necessary but a good phosphorus-based fertilizer will enhance production of new flower buds and the clump will grow faster and stronger. Just beware of slugs that can severely damage flowers buds, especially as they are borne at the ground level, but they also often climb the stems at night to feast on the unopened buds at the very top. In spring cut off all stems and leaves about 5 cm above ground level after the frosts. This series is hardy to min. -24°C, possibly a few degrees more if mulched.

Last update 29-09-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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