On my most recent visit to Longwood Gardens I photographed two varieties of a fascinating flower – the Winter Red Hot Poker. I’d seen the more common red hot poker flowers on a few ocassions with their red, orange and yellow flowers. The winter red hot pokers are primarily a single color when they bloom with a bit of green at the tips.
Winter Red Hot Pokers are a deciduous bulb native to South Africa. Also known as forest lilies, the flowers come in a variety of colors ranging from whites and yellows through deep pink. Plantzafrica has full information on growing these wonderful flowers.
The first set of Winter Red Hot Poker flowers I photographed were of the yellow variety.
And then I found several pink Winter Red Hot Pokers
(c) 2010 Patty Hankins