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Geranium maculatum

Spotted Cranesbill
Geranium maculatum
Geranium maculatum

A compact mounded variety that features pale pink flowers rising above shiny green foliage during the early summer months; foliage develops a beautiful red hue in the fall; great for borders, beds and cottage gardens; drought tolerant once established

Ornamental Features

Spotted Cranesbill has masses of beautiful pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are emerald green in color. The foliage often turns brick red in fall.

Planting & Growing

Spotted Cranesbill will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Fall Color

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full sun to partial shade







24 inches


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