Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

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Binomial

Geranium maculatum

A reliable spring wildflower for shade. Mounds of foliage last until Sept. & Oct. with adequate moisture.

Uses: Shade beds, bees, foliage

Bloom time:  April - May

Height:  16 to 22 inches

Space:  12 to 18 inches

Seed:  Harvest in May as soon as some of the seeds start exploding--wild geraniums disperse their seed mechanically by catapulting the seeds a considerable distance. Keep the seed pods or "crane's bills" in a paper sack until all of the seeds have been released and sow immediately. Seedlings should emerge the following March or April.

  • 4,850 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 150 square feet
  • 1 pound per 2,000 square feet

Sun:  Light to full shade

Moisture:  Average to moist

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