Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) is one of the most stunning and longest lasting prairie perennials, with unmistakable feathery silver and pink seedheads in mid-spring. It is a soft, hairy plant growing typically to 16 tall with fern-like leaves.
Helleborus × hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ (Lenten Rose) for winter/early spring color. Under 2 feet tall. Partial or full shade required. Once established, water deeply every two weeks. Harmful if eaten, skin irritant.