Geum triflorum delights all with it’s whimsical fuzzy seed heads.
Which also give it the common name of Prairie Smoke.
The prairies of North America must be an amazing sight when the wild Geums flower en-masse, and cover the ground with a haze of pink smoke.
Each flowering stem holds three nodding, pink bell-shaped flowers – delightful enough.
But once these are fertilized the real show begins.
Because all the nodding blooms transform into upright clusters of long, feathery pink plumes.
A mass planting of Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke, creates a pinkish haze that can last for a month or more after the flowers have gone to seed.
A neat rosette of prettily cut leaves adds to the year round beauty and value.
Prairie Smoke is perfect for making neat and pretty edges, underplanting between taller plants, or filling a decorative container.
Geum triflorum is extremely cold hardy, and in chilly periods the leaves turn attractive shades of crimson and red too. So the little plant gives exceptional year round value.
Plant Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke, in Full Sun to Part Shade.
Once established it can tolerate periods of dry, and a variety of soil types including clay.
It is a delightful but tough little creature, and enjoys mulch as an aid in the hotter times.
There is little or no maintenance, with an annual trim over after “smoking” all that could be asked.
30cm H x 45cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow any time indoors in punnets, or scatter directly in garden in spring.
Sow on surface of good quality seed raising mix. Press gently into surface. Cover only very lightly with 3mm of fine mix.
Keep moist. 18-30C approx. is best for rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 21-28 days.
SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.