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Wild Geranium

(Geranium maculatum)

Height: 1-2 feet
Light: Sun to part shade
Moisture: Moist, well-drained soil
Bloom Time: April – May
Flower Color: Pale pink, deep pink, lilac
Foliage: Green. May yellow in hot summers if soil is allowed to dry out

Clump forming, Wild Geranium (also called ‘Cranesbill’) has attractive leaves and eye-catching blue-violet petals that attract bees and butterflies.

Although it does well in part-shade, blooms will be more profuse in full sun.

Once established, Wild Geranium is somewhat drought tolerant. It is used as a groundcover or woodland accent.

The flowers give way to distinctive, beaked capsules resembling a “crane’s bill.”