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Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum is a delightful little prairie plant that easily makes the transition to a perennial border or rock garden. It will charm you in spring with it’s nodding pink flowers and later with it’s wispy seedheads. Drought tolerant once established. Great for grouping in dry areas in sun or shade.

Benefits

Tolerates drought and summer heat
Thrives in sun or shade
Blooms & unique seeds extend the season of interest
Outstanding planted in masses
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Seeds attract songbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers full sun, medium to dry conditions, and a  rocky or gravelly soil. Young plants should be kept well-watered during hot summer weather. 


Height
12-18 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

Prairies from Michigan and Illinois west to Washington and south to California and New Mexico

Native Trivia

To attract hummingbirds to your yard, try offering cover such as evergreen trees or shrubs, a moving water source such as a stream or sprinkler, perching spots such as bare branches or arbors, and plenty of brightly colored flowers for a natural nectar source.


"This plant's feathery seed heads are a treat for birds while the plant is great cover for me."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Mammals
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Songbird
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Uses
Border
Drought tolerant
Edging
Erosion control
Ground cover
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Rock garden
Native to
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming