DetailsThe prairie look-alike of Apache Plume (Fallugia), Geum's charming, nodding pink spring flowers give rise to feathery, smoky-pink seed heads that decorate the plant in mid-summer. Spreading slowly from its roots, Prairie Smoke can be used as a small-scale groundcover. Grows easily in lean-to-average fertility garden soils. A nice companion for the various prairie grasses like Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze or Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues. Extremely cold hardy. (seed propagated).
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HBLDQ51 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
|Common Name||Prairie Smoke|
|Botanical Name||Geum triflorum|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||12-15" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips On Growing Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is a native prairie plant enjoyed for its showy seed plumes. Spreads by rhizomes to form a colorful, long-lived groundcover.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in infertile (lean), fast-draining soils. Not suitable for clay soils.
- Enjoys full sun in cooler summer climates or afternoon shade in hotter regions.
- Water transplants regularly for the first growing season and provide drier conditions once established.
- Do not deadhead the flowers because the fluffy pink seed heads are the plant’s most outstanding ornamental feature.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
- Prairie Smoke makes a nice, long-lived groundcover and is an excellent companion plant for ornamental grasses.
- Cut back to the ground in early to mid-spring.
- Easily divided in early spring when additional plants are needed in the garden; otherwise, leave the plants undisturbed.
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I think this is a beautiful plant but have tried it two different times and no success with getting it established.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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