Kniphofia - red hot poker or sometimes called torch lilies - are clump forming, semi evergreen perennials with green strap like foliage with flowers borne on bare stems with brightly coloured poker like flowers from early summer onwards. Excellent news is that it attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies, also rabbits and deer resistant!! When weeding and tidying the pokers be careful as the grass blades can be a little sharp. They like to be planted in good soil and in a slightly sunny spot in the middle of the border, to keep it looking tidy i would suggest just dead heading the flower heads as needed. There is also the chance, that from our own observations, you may get a family of woodpeckers nipping up and down the flowers sipping nectar from the flowers.