Flowering Time:Early Summer
The silky, flowing styles of the fruiting stage of Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum), never fail to win admirers at first sight. When setting seed, large stands of the plant create a gauzy effect that resembles smoke hovering close to the ground. Blooming in spring to early summer, Prairie Smoke will spread slowly from its roots in well-drained, dry soils. It prefers full to partial sun and has a native range from the northern tier of the US through most of Canada thus growing well in zones 3-9.