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Wild Geranium | Plant Profile

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) are woodland wildflowers that are native to the American midwest. The foliage is clump forming with dark green, lobed leaves. Small lavender flowers dot the foliage in spring.

Wild Geranium prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Wild Geranium are most attractive when allowed to naturalize into a groundcover in woodland areas.


Wild Geranium Characteristics

Wild Geranium are hardy wildflower groundcovers. They prefer average fertility soils but are quite tolerant to rabbits, deer, drought, and dry soil. They will naturalize and spread in the right growing conditions. Deadheading is not required as repeat blooms are unlikely. While the plants often survive in drought, the foliage may turn yellow. if die back occurs, cut back to the ground to make way for new growth.

There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten Wild Geranium. Rust, leaf spot, and snail visitors may occur.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
1.50 - 2.00'
1.00 - 1.50'
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?