Mango-orange flower (5" long spikes), dwarf clumps of very narrow grass-like leaves, long flowering season. Delicate and exotic look.
Award of Garden Merit by RHS (Royal Horticultural Society in Britain), proven to be reliable and hardy in Indianapolis in zone 6 and received the highest ratings in 2011 trials at the McCrory Gardens in South Dakota
Total height is usually around 23-25" and 23" wide clumps. Flowers from June to early September (with the peak in June/July- July). Leaves are evergreen or partially evergreen.
Full sun, half sun (6+ hours), average, but drained soils (neutral or slightly acidic), average moisture (medium) to medium-dry. Established plants are drought tolerant. 'Mango Popsicle' does grow well in average and slightly moist soil, but too much winter moisture could be crucial, so some drainage is recommended.
Hardy in zones 6 to 9.
'Mango Popsicle' was introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries (Oregon), and originates as a cross between unpatented plants Kniphofia 10-1 (seed parent) and Kniphofia 10-2 (pollen parent). This cultivar was patented in 2012 under U. S. Plant Patent number PP22,968, unlicensed propagation is prohibited.
Red Hot Pokers are native to the mountains of South Africa, are deer and rabbit resistant and attracts hummingbirds.
Looks great in the middle of the sunny border, xeriscape, dry gardens, modern landscaping, rock garden or naturalistic garden.
Looks great with blue or purple colors of Catanache caerulea, Eryngium, Nepeta, Linum lewisii, Scabiosa, Veronica or reblooming Salvia nemorosa hybrids. But can be combined with many plants on the average to drought tolerant scale like Achillea, Artemisia, Aster, Echinacea, paeonia, bearded Iris, Perovskia, Sedum and medium to taller grasses (Muhlenbergia, Panicum, Pennisetum, Sporobolus, Schizachyrium).
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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