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Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke
Rosaceae
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GEUM

Double, semidouble, or single roselike flowers in bright orange, yellow, or red over a long season (spring to late summer) if dead blooms are removed. Handsome foliage, with leaves divided into many leaflets; evergreen except in the coldest winters. Good in borders and for cut flowers. Ordinary garden soil; need good drainage. Grow from seed sown in early spring, or divide plants in autumn or early spring.

Geum triflorum

Native to North America. Foot-wide leafy mound produces stems to 20 in. tall, each bearing clusters of nodding maroon flowers. The entire plant is often furry. Seeds have long, feathery gray tails.

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