Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
18-24 in. H X 12-18 in. W
Pink, saucer-shaped flowers with a beak in the center
Bloom Time Notes:
Deeply and palmately lobed
A beak-shaped capsule
By division of the rhizomes and by seed.
Sun or Shade:
Spotted Geranium (Geranium maculatum) grows best in a humus-y, moist soil in partial shade to full sun; will naturalize readily if conditions are good; if soil gets dry in summer, the leaves will turn yellow.
Can be dug bare root if the roots are protected from excessive drying; if the stem separates from the roots, plant the roots at the same level as they were originally growing, and the plant will resprout either later in the season or next season.
This plant makes a nice mound that is covered with flowers in ideal conditions.
Other Common Names: Cranesbill