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Geranium maculatum

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Wild geranium is part of the Geranium genus and its scientific name is Geranium maculatum. The maculatum part of this plant's botanical name means 'spotted'.

Native to North American meadows and moist woodlands.

Many lilac pink or white flowers in spring to early summer.

A clump forming, Missouri native woodland perennial that forms a mound of foliage about 24" tall and 18" wide.1

The blooms display an average of 5 petals.

A type of flowering herb / flower, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Wild geranium is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.7 cm (1.49 feet).

Wild geranium is a great plant to attract butterflies and birds to your garden.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Wild geranium is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Wild geranium have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Wild geranium

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

This geranium tolerates poor soils but prefers humusy soils. Deadhead spent flowers to promote more blooms. During the summer the leaves may turn yellow if the soil is allowed to dry out.1

Wild geranium likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 3 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

See our list of companion Plants for Wild geranium to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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Wild geranium Etymology

The genus name comes from the Greek word geranus which means crane in reference to the fruit which resembles the head and beak of a crane.1

Other names for Wild geranium

Spotted geranium, crane'sbill

Geranium maculatum L.

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