Kniphofia, or red hot poker, is a stunning perennial that produces tall, showstopping spikes of tubular flowers in bright red, orange, yellow, and other colours. They are perennials that bloom from spring to autumn, often after rain. They have a sweet fragrance that attracts bees and butterflies. Kniphofia can be grown in full or partial sun; its bright, bold colour makes it a striking backdrop to any border. They like moist but well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They need protection from frost in colder areas and can be lifted and stored in a dry place over winter.