Do You Deadhead Red Hot Poker Plants?

Red hot poker plants (Kniphofia uvaria) are perennial flowering plants that are native to South Africa. They get their name from the fact that their flowers look like red hot pokers. The plants grow to be about 3 to 4 feet tall and have long, strap-like leaves.

The flowers are borne on spikes that can be up to 18 inches long. The plants bloom from late spring to early summer.

Red hot poker plants are not difficult to grow and are relatively drought tolerant. They prefer full sun but will tolerate some light shade.

PRO TIP:Deadheading red hot poker plants is a great way to keep them looking their best. Removing the spent blooms helps encourage new, fresh blooms to form. To deadhead, simply snip off the spent flowers at their base. This will help keep your plant healthy and looking vibrant!

The soil should be well-drained and fertile. Red hot poker plants can be divided in the fall or spring.

To deadhead red hot poker plants, simply cut off the spent flower spikes. This will encourage the plant to produce more flowers.

You can also cut back the plant by one-third after it has flowered to keep it from getting too leggy.