A Pyromaniac for Torch Lilies

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, and Speaker | Facebook @NormanWinterTheGarden Guy

Sitting on the couch sometime last winter with my trusty perennial catalogue in hand I gawked over the Pyromania red hot pokers, or torch lilies. I thought to myself, ‘we grew red hot pokers at the Columbus Botanical Garden and at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah. Why not at The Garden Guy’s house?’

When they arrived and were sitting in the driveway, I told Mrs. Jan they had such a beautiful texture I would want them even if they never bloomed. That night looking at the catalogue I selected Pyromania Backdraft and Pyromania Orange Blaze, two of the six varieties in the series that gives you choices in yellow, orange and red shades.

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