|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
- Genus : Geum
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Bloom Time : Spring