Praire smoke

Geum triflorum

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Praire smoke (Geum triflorum)
Genus:  Geum

Information below provided by Prairie Nursery

"Distinctive and rewarding, the feathery pink seedheads of Prairie smoke make it a star of the spring garden. Basal leaves are fern-like, and deeply serrated with hairy margins. Each flowering stem holds three nodding, pink bell-shaped flowers. Once the flowers are fertilized the real show begins! The nodding blooms transform into upright clusters of long, feathery plumes. Massed, Prairie Smoke creates a pinkish haze that persists for a month or more. The leaves can persist through winter, turning attractive shades of red and crimson. Plants will spread slowly by rhizome to form a groundcover.

Perfectly adapted to the dry rock gardens, it is also effective planted in groups in a perennial bed, but does not like to be overcrowded by taller perennials.

Rock garden, deer resistant, drought tolerant, mat-forming. Excellent for hot dry spots, it thrives in any well-drained soil. Wet and soggy winter conditions may cause the plants to die back."

Care: 

"Plant in full sun in well-drained soil."

Information provided by Prairie Nursery

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Green
Style
Rock Garden
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials