Sun or part sun
Spring followed by showy seed heads
Any well-drained soil
4 to 12 inches
Red with silver seed heads
Very hardy native species to zone 2
Rock gardens. native plantings
Unusual and attractive native. Nice clump former but not aggressive. Can be divided after flowering.
Prairie Smoke is also known as Grandpa's Whiskers. Both names refer to the lovely seed heads of soft feathery plumes. These follow the rose - colored blooms of early to mid spring. This is a native prairie species that fares well in relatively dry soil and a sunny location.