Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color:
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 8

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

16 to
22
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
22
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
22
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
A delightful plant for shady borders, shady native plant gardens or open woodland gardens. Birds eat ripening seed in the distinctive, beaked seed capsules which give rise to the common name of crane's bill.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Easily grown. Prefers moist, humus-rich soil, but tolerates average, well-drained soil. Will naturalize in optimum growing situation Foliage may yellow or go summer dormant if soil dries out.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A clump-forming woodland perennial that forms a mound of deeply cut, palmately-lobed, dark green foliage. Features 1 1/4″ diameter, medium pink to lilac, saucer-shaped, upturned, 5-petaled flowers in spring for 6-7 weeks.

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