Geum triflorum

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Prairie Smoke

USDA Hardiness Zone 3

The interesting aspect of this plant is its seedhead. 'Prairie Smoke' describes this unique plant perfectly!

Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

A spring-blooming North American native prairie plant. Native Americans once boiled the roots to produce a root tea that was used medicinally for a variety of purposes such as wound applications and sore throat treatments.

This is planted in The Lurie Garden at Millenium Park.

Bloom Time

April-May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will reseed in your garden. Spreads by rhizomes and can be naturalized to form an interesting ground cover.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Irish Moss, Sandwort (Sagina subulata), Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Speedwell (Veronica ), Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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