The name, Red Hot Poker, might lead one to believe all varieties bloom in the summer months. Au contraire. The hot red flower spires always seem a bit out of place when they appear in the dead of winter.
We recently stumbled upon a hybrid called Echo Rojo - brilliant orange red flower spires from summer to fall. Wow! Paired with Shining Sceptre - brilliant yellow gold flower spires - or alone, these hybrids add punch to any garden.
The foliage looks like grasses [except it never needs any cutting back] so it pairs well with ones like Autumn Moor Grass. We can't wait to get Echo Rojo out in the Wildwood Farm gardens.