Red Hot Poker (kniphofia): This is a red hot poker plant, also called torch lily, of which there are many varieties. All have fleshy, pointed, toothed leaves that form clumps and bear clusters of bright colored orange, red, yellow or creamy flowers. Newer varieties are less than 2 feet tall but the species can be as tall as 4 feet. Needs full sun or light shade, water sparingly. Kniphofias originated in Africa.