Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June, July
Bloom Color: pink, lavender
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, medicinal, naturalizing, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Geranium maculatumAlso known as:
Though clumping in habit, Geranium maculatum is a plant that keeps a delicate, airy appearance due to its deeply cut leaves and and loose flower clusters which appear on slender stems. Bloom color can vary from pale pink to lavender with purple veins. Flowers are saucer-shaped, upward-facing and made of 5 petals radiating from a yellowish center.
Possibly one of the easiest wildflowers to grow. Spotted geranium will thrive in virtually any type of soil or light condition. It will colonize by its rhizomes and more aggressively by self seeding. Dead heading will help control undesired spread and will also extend bloom time. Plants will flower constantly for a 2 month period beginning as early as March and going as late as July. Zones 4-8
Easily propagated by division in spring or fall, as well as by seed.
The entire plant has been used in herbal remedies to treat a wide range of symptoms including diarrhea, gum inflammation, soar throat and mouth ulcers. Powdered roots have been applied topically on wounds to promote coagulation.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
|Species||Geranium maculatum||spotted geranium|