Geranium maculatum - Wild Geranium


Wild Geranium is a beautiful, easy growing perennial native to much of eastern North America. It has lovely leaves with beautiful pinkish-purple flowers, and it readily spreads, forming stunning patches that everything from bees to butterflies can't resist.  Mostly found in woodlands in the wild, it does just as well in full sun. Interestingly, Wild Geranium has a unique way of spreading its seeds. Each seed is packed into a pod and the pods are attached to a structure that resembles a cranes bill.  As the bill dries, it literally catapults the seeds away from the parent plant. 

Common Name: wild geranium
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Native Range: Northeastern 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