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Geranium maculatum/Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum / Geranium maculatum
Summer foliage
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Summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Geranium maculatum
Common Name: Wild Geranium
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories:
Comments: This perennial is an excellent shade tolerant ground cover for the cooler regions of the country. Performs especially well and spreads freely where there is an abundance of humus in the soil or where surface mulch is added to a planting bed. Pink to mauve colored flowers are present in late spring and throughout the summer months.