Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke

R60.00

Also known as Prarie Smoke, this low-growing Geum variety boasts interesting achenes once the flowers have faded. These achenes will stay on the plant for weeks. No deadheading required.

 

30 seeds per packet

2 in stock

Category:
Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Perennial
Climate:Prefers a relatively cool growing environment and can withstand frost. For best plant health, protect from harsh afternoon sun in summer.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays in March to April / September and transplant after 6-8 weeks.
Germination guide:Refrigerate seeds for 4 to 6 weeks prior to sowing. Seeds germinate erratically over 21-28 days at 18-21 C. Light required - cover lightly with vermiculite and keep moist, but not overly wet, until seeds have germinated.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:October (if sown in March-April) or December to March (if sown in Spring).
Final height:15-45 cm

Growing Tips:

Plant in well-drained soil. Plants are relatively drought tolerant once established. Divide plants every 3 years.


Harvesting Tips:

Cut when the flowers have faded and the achenes have formed, or enjoy their show in the garden.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!