GEUM triflorum

Small
Sun
Pink
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pollinator friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 25cm x 20cm

Commonly known as 'prairie smoke', this Geum produces nodding pinky-red buds and thimble-shaped flowers, succeeded by flaring smoke-like seed heads that glow in the sun, over soft fern-like foliage. Native to North America.

One for connoisseurs, it is primarily grown for its seed heads, but its foliage adds further interest when it turns red in the autumn.  It looks fabulous silhouetted in the sun in a gravel or rock garden, but also combines well with compact grasses.  Hardy and low maintenance, it is very attractive to bees and butterflies. It flourishes in a medium to dry, free draining soil in sun or part shade. When established it can tolerate periods of drought.