Scientific Name: 
Kniphofia spp.

Common Name: 
Red Hot Poker


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Toxic if ingested and irritating to the eyes and skin.
  • Use caution when working with this plant and consider wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Supervise pets and children playing near this plant.
  • There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.