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Prairie smoke

Geum triflorum

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This prairie native bears nodding, pinkish-maroon flowers in spring, followed by seed heads that resemble wisps of cotton candy and connote the plant's common name. The upright, ferny foliage is beautiful, and can be evergreen in mild climates. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsValued for its flowers, seed heads, leaves, and drought tolerance.

CareFull sun is recommended. Drought tolerant.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall.

  • Genus : Geum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
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