Geranium maculatum24" tall. Also known as Wild Geranium.
Clusters of single 1¼"-wide pinkish-lilac saucer-shaped flowers beckon the native pollinators. Vigor, longevity, hardiness, lo-o-ong flowering period and lush attractive foliage make this North American native useful for borders, edging, rock gardens or as an orchard companion. After bloom, distinctive long narrow “cranesbill” seed pods flutter jauntily above the spreading foliage, which quickly forms dense clumps and turns a rich red in fall.
Name confusion may be a big reason why this attractive easy-to-grow genus is not more well known: the popular bedding and indoor plant with big red flowers widely called geranium is actually Pelargonium. This is the true geranium.
For best results plant in the lightly shaded areas of wild open woodland gardens or in the orchard underneath your ancient apple trees. Plant 12-18" apart in average garden soil. Native to North America. Z4. (bare-root crowns)
697 Spotted Cranesbill
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.