Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle'

Dwarf Red Hot Poker

Deciduous Perennial

"A poker with a twist! 'Papaya Popsicle' is an all-summer bloomer which has a very short compact habit. A prolific bloomer with spikes of flowers the color of ripe papayas. Charming, grass-like foliage looks neat all summer! Great for small gardens or in a container. Loved by hummingbirds!" Terra Nova Nurseries

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Strappy
Foliage Texture: Fine, Medium
Foliage Quality: Fine, Medium

Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos