- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 3 Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Wild Geranium, botanically known as Geranium maculatum, is an herbaceous perennial and part of the American Beauties Native Plant program. It has a mound-forming habit and features deeply cut, attractive foliage with 1-1 1/2”, lavender, five-petalled flowers floating above the fine foliage in late spring to early summer, sometimes blooming longer in cooler climates. Wild Geranium grows naturally in dense patches, forming colonies near woodland openings. It is sure to please in dappled sun-lit borders, serving as an easy-care, spring-flowering groundcover.
Wild Geranium grows in a loose cluster of broad, deeply lobed leaves, each up to 6 inches wide with 5 lobes. The overall size of the plant can reach 24 inches tall with a 12-18-inch spread. Wild Geranium is an easy-care, native perennial that grows in hardiness zones 3-8. Its beautiful, 5-petaled, lavender flowers are an important nectar source for honeybees, bumblebees, and many pollinators.
Wild Geranium Care
As a woodland native, Wild Geranium prefers rich, slightly acidic soil with plenty of organic matter. Plant it in full to dappled shade areas of your garden. Wild Geranium will grow in full sun, as long as you keep the soil moist, especially when first planted. Wild Geranium does well in humid environments, as the extra moisture in the air helps keep the foliage fresh.
Wild Geranium can easily be propagated from rhizome division in early spring, and by seeds sown outdoors in late fall. Apply a covering of natural mulch over the root zone before the first frost to help protect the roots from extreme winter temperatures.
Wild Geranium Spacing
Wild Geranium can be massed in groups to create an attractive groundcover in dappled shade/sun locations. This easy-care perennial makes a lovely flowering border. When planted in groups, allow for the mature spread of 18 inches between each plant.
Wild Geranium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 3 Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Description: Bright Lavender|
|Bloom Period: May, June|
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Container Role: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Wild Geranium|
|Other Name(s): Wild Geranium|
|Scientific Name: Geranium maculatum|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.