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Prairie smoke

Geum triflorum

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

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