Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke

The silky, flowing plumes of Prairie Smoke always gains devotees at first sight. When it is going to seed, the blossoms open up creating an effect that resembles smoke hovering over the plant itself. Blooming in spring to early summer, in well-drained, soils, Geum triflorum prefers full to partial sun. We grow ours in our "scree" garden which is made of nothing but sand, gravel and rocks!

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  Red
  Late Spring to Early Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  <1'
  Sand to Loam
  Dry to Medium
Approx. 50 seeds per pack - 750 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies!

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO

Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Geum triflorum - Prairie Smoke

  • Product Code: C14470
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $7.95