Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke

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Prairie Smoke
Geum triflorum

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 its wispy seedheads. Drought tolerant once established. Great for grouping in dry areas in sun or shade.

  • 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

Native Range

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

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

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.



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


Mature Size: 12-18in. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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