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Questions About Red Hot Poker Plants

Asked by
Barkleydude on
February 11, 2019
33573

Q. When can I transplant a Red Hot Poker plant?

I planted them too close to a Fire Cracker plant and want to transplant it. Is now a good time to do so?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 11, 2019
Certified Expert
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Since you are on the higher end of where they can survive, you will want to plant these at the coolest time of the year for the best results. Now can be ok, as long as they have enough time in your area to establish before the heat arrives.

This article will give you more information on the subject: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/red-hot-poker/growing-red-hot-torch-lilies.htm

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Answered by
MichiganDot on
April 4, 2019
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Green shoots go up, spikey (clipped) roots point downward. Plant the rhizome 3-4 inches deep in an area with full sun and soil that drains well.

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Asked by
Donna Russell on
April 23, 2019
Strasburg, PA 17579

Q. When should I start seeing any sign of red hot pokers coming back? I live in southeastern pennsylvania. Thanks

I planted these last summer in half barrels on my deck and they looked great. I cut them down late fall and wrap the barres with burlap to help keep the roots from getting to cold. I thought I would be seeing some new sprouts by now and see nothing. I am worried they did not survive the winter.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 24, 2019
Certified Expert
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It's still quite early and I would still give these plants more time.
Review the planting directions in the link below to make sure they were planted properly and wait and see!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/red-hot-poker/growing-red-hot-torch-lilies.htm

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Asked by
Pelrobbo1463 on
May 31, 2019
London southeast

Q. Got green spider on poker plant

Hi guys my red hot poker plants are doing well but I found a strange green spider living on the top of the plant it’s only small it seems to be waiting for flys or other insects to visit the plant . Any advice ??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2019
Certified Expert
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Spiders are generally beneficial to the garden; eating as much as they can catch. As you said, your little guy seems to be doing just that.
On the Red Hot Poker plant; keep in a sunny spot that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day. Red hot poker is not fussy about soil type, but prefers life on the dry side so keep it away from poorly drained locations. Clip away the flower stalks after they fade.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/red-hot-poker/growing-red-hot-torch-lilies.htm

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Asked by
stella.reece1 on
June 3, 2019
Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 3, 2019
Certified Expert
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It sounds like powdery mildew. This can be easily dealt with. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

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Asked by
durmanj on
July 1, 2019
L31

Q. I planted Red Hot pokers last Autumn. No flowers this year, only green leaves

Soil is good; I planted Alliums at the same time and they have been fantastic.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 1, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I'm not familiar with the climate of your country, but the most usual suspects for these not to flower correctly is cool temperatures that never get particularly warm, or wet soils. They don't like wet soil one bit, so proper drainage is important.

There is also a possibility that the soil lacks phosphorus and potassium, or has too much nitrogen present. This can cause a lack of flowers, too, but if the Allium are doing fine, then this is less likely.

This article will give you more information on the care requirements of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/red-hot-poker/growing-red-hot-torch-lilies.htm

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