Prairie smoke

Geum triflorum

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Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
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Genus:  Geum

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 Characteristics: 

Valued for its flowers, seed heads, leaves, and drought tolerance.

Care: 

Full sun is recommended. Drought tolerant.

Propagation: 

Divide in spring or fall.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials