New! Geum triflorum
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Geum triflorum

New! Geum triflorum

SKU: S29860
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Prairie Smoke
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jul
Mature Height: 6-18" Spacing: 6-12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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A favorite for dry, well-drained sites in gardens and meadows, North American prairie native Geum triflorum is an intriguing and captivating addition to the garden. Commonly known as Prairie Smoke, it might be best known for its autumn show of pale pink, puff-like seed plumes, but this fuss-free perennial offers remarkable appeal throughout the season. Springtime brings modest pendulous, spurred, pink flowers on fuzzy reddish stems that unfurl above upright sprays of Fern-like foliage. Plants spread slowly by rhizomes and will gradually form a ground cover.

Geum is an extremely hardy genus of about 50 species, mostly from north or south temperate zones and the Arctic. Both flowers and foliage are attractive, and they are not particular about soil. They do best in sun and also thrive in light shade. They bloom early, but moisture and deadheading will bring flowers all season. Small Geums are splendid rock garden plants. Give the larger varieties front-row positions in the perennial border.

For more information on growing Geum, click Growing Guide.




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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: gee'-um     

One of the best perennial plants for sunny borders, Geum is a relative of the Strawberry. Its bright and showy, cup-shaped flowers appear in late spring on wiry, branching stems. The rosettes of wrinkled leaves make an attractive ground cover when not in bloom. Put smaller varieties in the rock garden and give larger ones front-row positions in borders.

Light/Watering: Full sun is preferred for best flowering; needs afternoon shade in hot, humid climates. Needs regular moisture. Water thoroughly after planting, and keep a close eye over the following week. Provide shade if the plant wilts but the soil is moist. After the first week, give a new plant a good soaking once a week during summer when rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Average, well drained soil; avoid wet soil in winter. We recommend against fertilizing at planting time and during the first growing season in your garden. Plants need time to settle in before being pushed to grow. Most established plants grow best if fertilized with a light hand. We fertilize perennials just once—in early spring—with a light but even coverage of a balanced, granular fertilizer (such 10-10-10 or an organic fertilizer). If a concentrated, water-soluble fertilizer is used, please follow the manufacturers' recommendations carefully.

Continuing Care: Generally easy to grow, but may be short-lived where soil and climate conditions are not met. Remove spent flower stems promptly to extend bloom period. Divide in spring or fall to rejuvenate overgrown plants.