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Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
1.5-2'
1-1.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Spreading
Flower
Perennial

Spotted Geranium, Cranesbill

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
April-June
Violet/ pinkish
Spring bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic, Adaptable
Soil Preference
Rich, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry to moist woods, woodland meadows
Eastern and central US from Maine to Florida, west to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and North Dakota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Drought, Dry Soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Drought, Dry Soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Occasional rust, leaves yellow in summer if soil dries out
COMPANION PLANTS
Marginal wood fern, Wild blue phlox, White turtlehead, Pennsylvania sedge
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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