Prairie Smoke is a North American native wildflower whose pink spring flowers give way to the whimsical fuzzy seed heads that everyone loves so much. The long-blooming flowers rise above lovely ferny green foliage that turns bright red in fall, making them stunning year round. The silky, flowing styles of the fruiting stage of Prairie Smoke, never fail to win admirers at first sight. When setting seed, large stands of the plant create a gauzy effect that resembles smoke hovering close to the ground.
Use as a ground cover, put it in a rock garden, or add it to beds and borders. In warmer climates, the leaves can remain evergreen, & the plants can even flower again in fall. This species is listed as endangered or protected in some areas, so it can use your help! They tolerate dry conditions & a variety of soil types including clay. They are also extremely cold hardy. Zones 1-8