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Geranium Maculatum

Botanical Name:

Geranium maculatum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rich, acid
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Ground Cover, Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

2-5 flowers in umbrels or corymbs are 1 1/4 inches wide and are pink to lilac in color with fine veins radiating across the petals that function as nectar guides. They are upward-facing, saucer-shaped blooms from April to June., Color ranges from pink to white to lavender. deadheading will prolong bloom., Flowers 1 to 1.5 inches across

Fruit

Beaked seed capsules give rise to the common name of crane's bill. Fruit is available May-July., 1 inch

Benefits
Ornamental

Good for Eastern shade gardens, fern gardens, and woodland slopes.

Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Geraniales

Family

Geraniaceae

Genus

Geranium

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