General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 8-30 inches
Plant Spread: 6-18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Wild Geranium
  • Cranesbill
  • Spotted Geranium
  • American Kimo Root
  • Pigeon Foot
  • Alum Root
  • Alum Bloom
  • Geranium
  • Sailor's Knot
  • Chocolate Flower
  • Red Robin
  • Love Knot
  • Shame Face
  • Spotted Cranesbill
  • Rock Weed
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Geranium maculatum
  • Synonym: Geranium maculatum f. albiflorum

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Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On April 23, 2014 Obtained plant
North Creek Nursery - qty 32; TG
aspenhill On April 19, 2003 Obtained plant
Windy Hill Plant Farm - qty 15; CLB
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
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