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Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke
Rosaceae
Perennials

GEUM

Double, semidouble, or single roselike flowers in bright orange, yellow, or red over long season (spring to late summer) if dead blooms are removed. Handsome foliage, with leaves divided into many leaflets; evergreen except in 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. Entire plant is often furry. Seeds have long, feathery gray tails.

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