Please note that Prairie Smoke is not available for pre-order. Flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Palouse Conservation District office on the day of the sale (Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).
Prairie Smoke (or Old Man's Whiskers) is a highly variable perennial wildflower. Use it in perennial beds or rock gardens or plant it for butterflies. This hardy plant tolerates seasonal flooding and enjoys full sun.
From Plants of the Wild:
Extremely adaptable and drought tolerant, prefers well drained soil in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Masses of showy, bright pink, fluffly or "whisker" flowers that emerge in early to mid spring. Utilized by many pollinators.
From the USDA NRCS Plant Guide:
Prairie Smoke can be found growing in a wide range of habitats is found at a range of elevations, from the subalpine and alpine zones of the western mountains. It can be found within dry to mesic grasslands, meadows, rocky slopes and open forests in the steppe, montane and subalpine zones. It is an imporant species in native Palouse Prairie habitat.
Photos: Flicker, PDM 1.0 DEED
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