Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium Potted Plants
(jer-ANE-ee-um  mack-you-LAY-tum)
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Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Wild Geranium maculatum picture, wild geranium picture Sun to Shade April and May Rose -
Lavender
18 Inches Average to Moist 18 to 24 Inches Perennial

Photo by cj 

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium) potted plants are available, $5.00 each plus UPS shipping
please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges on Wild Geranium potted plants and Bare root plants.

For other flowers visit the wildflower seed list , to order copy the orderform or 
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currently out of geranium seeds

 Geranium maculatum seed
  Wild Geranium seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

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 11" 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.

Geranium maculatum
Wild Geranium

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey

New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Wild Geranium maculatum plants  State Distributional Map

Please contact us by email for shipping charges on Wild Geranium maculatum potted plants with your address & zip code for the shipping cost.
Use the chart below for shipping charges on native Wild Geranium maculatum flower seeds, to order copy the order form or email questions, comments & orders to john@easywildflowers.com

Geranium seeds currently out of stock

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The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

Sorry, currently out of Wild Geranium maculatum seeds

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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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.