Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is a unique spring flower. After pollination the deep red flowers puff out into plumes. The foliage is also attractive, turning red, orange and finally purple into the fall and winter. The plant can be arrange to form dense mats, making for an attractive ground cover and is a great option for planting on septic beds.
Wet and cold stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at soil surface. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.
Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.