Red Hot Poker Companion Plants: Plants That Grow Well With Red Hot Pokers

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, Also known as torch plant or red hot poker lily for very good reason, red hot poker (Kniphofia) is a tough, striking plant that thrives in full sun, dry soil and scorching temperatures. You may find it challenging to select plants that grow well with red hot pokers, but there is actually a wide range of red hot poker lily companions. Read on for a few suggestions. Companion Plants for Red Hot Pokers Dahlias – Red hot pokers, especially yellow varieties, look great alongside orange dahlias. Cosmos – If you like hot color schemes, imagine red hot poker paired with bright pink cosmos. Daylilies – Bi-color or orange daylilies look great in front of red hot pokers of nearly any color. Heliopsis – Also known as false sunflower, tall heliopsis plants are ideal red hot poker lily companions for that


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