Geranium maculatum Native
Geranium Potted Plants
Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Native Wild
Flower Seed and plants
for Home Landscaping and Prairie Restoration
|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun to Shade||April and May||Rose -
|18 Inches||Average to Moist||18 to 24 Inches||Perennial|
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maculatum (Wild Geranium) potted plants
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| Geranium maculatum
Wild Geranium seed
|1 packet - sold out||100||17 sq ft|
|1 ounce ------out||4,400||290 sq ft|
|1 pound ------out||70,400||4,640 sq ft|
Plant Wild Geranium maculatum with other native woodland wildflowers like Columbine Green Dragon American Spikenard Jack-in-the-pulpit Goat's Beard Wild Ginger Virginia Bluebells Woodland Phlox Jacob's Ladder Bloodroot Celandine Poppy Woodland Spiderwort Purple Trillium White Trillium Blue Cohosh Black Cohosh Shooting Star Ginseng Christmas Fern Dutchman's Breeches
Wild Geranium maculatum, Spotted Geranium, Spotted Cranesbill, or Wood Geranium is a woodland perennial wildflower native to Eastern North America . Wild Geranium maculatum forms large clumps 12 to 24 inches tall covered with delicate 1.5 inch rosy-lavender to soft pink flowers. Wild Geranium is a favorite in the wild garden due to its attractive foliage and flowers that require little or no maintenance and is spectacular as a mass in an open woodland, perfect for the border of a shade garden, or naturalized in sweeps at the base of large trees. Wild Geranium prefers moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil and high open shade and accepts sunny conditions with moisture but will go dormant in drought conditions.
Native Wild Geranium maculatum are light blue, purple, or pink
and occur from spring to mid-summer. Leaves are palmately divided on long petioles arising from the crowns. The seed pods explode in mid-summer sending seeds in various directions leaving the opened seed pod looking like a little brown flower with petals curled back.
The pistil of the flower elongates into a beak-like fruit about 1–1½" long.
As it matures, the 5 slender carpels of this fruit curl upward and backward to fling the seeds from the mother plant.
The colony forming Wild Geraniums have dark stout rootstocks that produce
rhizomes and is high in tannins.
Geranium maculatum plants grow best in light shade to partial sunlight (also tolerates full sunlight), moist to slightly dry conditions, and rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter. This plant is one of the easier woodland wildflowers to grow. Geranium flowers attract many insects including small butterflies, and skippers. The caterpillars of some moth species feed on either the foliage or flower buds, including Lacinipolia lorea (Bridled Arches), Heliothis virescens (Geranium Budworm Moth, Tobacco Budworm Moth), and Hemerocampa leucostigma (White-Marked Tussock Moth). , Deer occasionally eat the foliage and Chipmunks eat the seeds. Wild Geranium is the showiest of the native geraniums with flowers at least 1" across. Wild Geranium is a common plant of woodlands that occurs across most of the eastern half of the US. It is a typical species of mesic deciduous woodlands including floodplains, upland woodlands, savannas, meadows in woodlands, semi-shaded seeps, glades and sometimes invades hill prairies from adjacent wooded areas.
Wild Geranium maculatum seed capsule becomes beak-like which gives rise to its common name of Crane's Bill (geranium means crane in Greek). Wild Geranium's leaves and rhizomes contain tannin and were used by early pioneers for tanning hides.
Native Wild Geranium maculatum in the wildflower garden provides attractive groundcover. It is a shade loving plant occurring in rich or rocky open woods from Maine to South Dakota and Manitoba, south to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Zones Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
The map below shows areas where native Wild Geranium maculatum plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown. USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9.
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Wild Geranium maculatum,
plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.