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Geranium maculatum

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Wild Geranium

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Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum) is a beautiful, easily grown perennial wildflower for use in the naturalistic woodland garden. The 1¼” wide pink to magenta flowers are delicately colored and veined. They rise on a sturdy stem above attractively textured palmate leaves. This reliable, clump-forming perennial grows from 12-24” tall and 18” wide. It is easily established in moist, well-drained soils and spreads moderately by seed. To perform best, wild geranium prefers partial shade to shade. In the shady border or woodland garden, it naturalizes well with flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum), interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana), American umbrella-leaf (Diphylleia cymosa), trilliums (Trillium spp.), and evergreen wood-fern (Dryopteris intermedia). Zones 3-8.

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