Torch Lily – Kniphofia spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Torch Lily, Red Hot Poker, Tritoma Botanical Name: Kniphofia spp., ni-FOF-ee-a Decorative Life: 7-10 days. Flower Color: Orange, Red, Yellow Availability: Fall, Summer Storage Specifics: From 36-41 F, upright in water for up to 5 days. Tidbits: Named for Johann Hieronymous Kniphof (1704-1763). Great spike flower having bright, hot colors. Looks like a torch burning, hence one of its common names. Plants perform very well in a garden setting for years with few pests.