Geranium maculatum

Geranium maculatum

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Geranium maculatum is a clump-forming woodland perennial which typically occurs in woods, thickets and shaded roadside areas throughout the State. Forms a mound of foliage that grows to 24" tall and 18" wide. Features 1 1/4" diameter, pink to lilac, saucer-shaped, upward facing, 5-petaled flowers in spring for a period of 6-7 weeks. Deeply cut, palmately 5-lobed, dark green leaves (to 6" across). Flowers give way to distinctive, beaked seed capsules which give rise to the common name of crane's bill.

 

Care:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils, but tolerates poor soils. Will naturalize in optimum growing conditions. Deadheading is tedious and probably unnecessary since plants usually do not repeat bloom. Foliage may yellow in hot summers if soil is allowed to dry out. Foliage may decline after flowering in hot summer climates, at which point it may be lightly sheared back and shaped to revitalize.

 

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Geraniaceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Description: Pale pink, deep pink, lilac

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Flower: Showy

Attracts: Butterflies

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil

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