Geranium maculatum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Partial to full shade
Soils: Dry to moist
Bloom Time: Lavender or pink flowers in April, May, June
Size: 1-2 feet

Also called Cranesbill. Its seed capsule is explosive. As a woodland native, Geranium maculatum does prefer some shade.

Plants grow in clumps and can form a groundcover. Its seed capsule is explosive.

Garden Companions

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)

Nature Benefits

• Seed heads attract songbirds.
• Value to bumble bees and other native bees, butterflies, and other insects.

Native Habitat

Occurs in woods, roadsides, and fields. Download Plant Datasheet