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How to Grow Red Hot Poker Plants from Seed!

The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your Red Hot Poker Seeds!


Red hot poker plants are truly aptly named with their orange, red and yellow flower spikes that look like blazing torches. These South African natives are popular ornamental perennials which crave sun and attract butterflies while being deer resistant. Red hot poker plants are easy to grow in well-draining soil.



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How to Grow Red Hot Poker Seeds!


#1 | Torch lily seeds will require full sun, well-draining soil and plenty of organic matter. Before sowing, give them a cold treatment for 4 weeks. Place seeds in a baggie in the refrigerator.


# 2 | Once the seeds have chilled, they are ready to plant. Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before planting out. Use a good potting mixture in pots which are several inches deep to preserve the taproot. Sow 3 seeds in each container and lightly dust with soil.Keep the containers in about 70 degree weather.



#3 | Seedlings will emerge in 20-28 days


#4 | Transplant the seedlings to the garden where they will receive full sun. Red Hot Pokers have long tap roots, so be sure they have room to grow!



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