Geranium maculatum

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Common Name: Wild Geranium

Part sun to open shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers organically rich soil but tolerates poor soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1 ½ -2 feet height, blooms in spring, pink flowers, spreads by rhizomes and will re-seed.

Germination Code:  C(60), M

Native Region: Statewide

Showy 5-petaled flowers with attractive deeply cut leaves.  Foliage yellows or dies off in hot summers if soil is allowed to dry out.  Can tolerate full sun with sufficient moisture.  Not aggressive even though it spreads by rhizomes.  Seed pod has a unique catapult system that dispenses seeds for quite a distance.  Attracts birds and bees.

Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum 2
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