Prairie Smoke Characteristics
Prairie Smoke are unique wildflowers with nodding, globular flowers. After the flowers die back, delicate seed pods emerge that resemble a smokey tail. The soft feathery seed tails are easily carried by the wind for seed dispersal. In addition to seed dispersal, runners branch out from the plants to create a groundcover.
There are few serious disease or insect issues that plague Prairie Smoke. Root rot is common in areas with cold and wet winters, which poses an issue for growers in Pennsylvania.