KNIPHOFIA 'JOKER'S WILD'
Good to know: Giving this perennial winter protection could ensure its survival in zone 5. Well worth the trouble as this is a dramatic statement in the garden and loved by pollinators. It does not require a fertile soil but will satisfy the gardener with a multiude of summer blooms.
Common name: Red Hot Poker
Light requirements: full sun
photo courtesy of Walter's Gardens