Fleur du Jour - Red Hot Poker that's not always red

 Red Hot Poker at Butternut Gardens

Red Hot Poker at Butternut Gardens

One of the more interesting June blooms here

at Butternut Gardens is Red Hot Poker, or

Kniphofia. It comes in several varieties, not all

red, in spite of their name. 

They range from red to orange to yellow, and some are multi-colored. Their bright colors are fun to work with. Last year, one of my DIYers found the Red Hot Pokers particularly useful for the Fiesta theme which also featured potted succulents.

Last year I made the first cuts on June 10 and

followed up with 497 more, while still leaving

a number in the field.  So, here's to a speedy return of the Red Hot Pokers, somewhere around 120 days from today.

 Red Hot Pokers run the gamut from red to orange to yellow.

Red Hot Pokers run the gamut from red to orange to yellow.