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Wild Geranium

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Wild Geranium is our showiest native geranium, with large lavender-pink blooms. Its' gorgeous, sculpted foliage appears early in the season and graces the garden all season long, with an attractive mounding habit that makes an ideal groundcover. This woodland wildflower blooms for several weeks early to mid-spring, supporting pollinators – especially native bees. Wild Geranium is perfect for naturalizing in shady gardens. (Geranium maculatum)
key features
Botanical Name
Geranium maculatum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Early - mid spring


Wild Geranium is native to woodlands, forest edges, and dappled meadows throughout eastern North America, from Canada south to Georgia and west to Arkansas. It produces larger flowers than other native geranium species, atop a mound of deep green leaves. Thanks to the attractive mounding habit, it’s a good replacement for mulching in the garden. Given a moist, loamy soil, plants will multiply to naturalize in the garden. Plant in masses for a dense groundcover or combine with other native wildflowers like Woodland Phlox, Columbine, and Trillium. Wild Geranium tolerates some drought once established. The species is identified by the Xerces Society as a plant of special value for native bees. The flowers are also visited by flower flies (Syrphid). Plants produce interesting seed heads after flowering, which may attract mourning doves and bobwhite quail to feed.