Geum trifolium

Prairie Smoke

  • Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum
  • Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) has charming, nodding pink flowers give rise to feathery, smoky-pink seed heads that decorate the plants in mid-summer.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU HBLDQXX

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The 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).

We recommend planting with Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack for the best results.

Associated SKUs
HBLDQXX
54551 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
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
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-15" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Native Yes
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)
Advantages Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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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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