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Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
6-9" × 1'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season July-September
Flower Color Pink/cream
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °F
Leaf Description Heavily segmented, mostly around the base of the plant
Fruit Plumed reddish seed heads
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Elevation Range 6000-10000 ft.
Description Prairie smoke is a diminutive and gorgeous member of the Rose family found in woodlands and cool meadows. This species will fare poorly in most low elevation gardens but is a great choice for cool parts of the state where it will withstand extreme cold. The best known aspect of this plant is not the closed, urn like flowers, but the showy plumed seedheads which persist on the plant into the fall. In a garden this species will form dense patches and does well as an understory plant, or mixed with other native wildflowers and grasses.