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A native plant that naturalizes well

The wild geranium, a native of our woodland forests, is one of the easier species to grow in a shade garden. It has very nice leaves that form a mounded habit. Five-petaled pink flowers, produced on stalks hovering over the leaves, grace the garden in May. Wild geranium produces seeds freely, and new plants are always a surprise.  

Geranium maculatum
Wild geranium
Family: Geranium (Geraniaceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
1-2 feet

Shape:
mounded
  Flower Color:
pink
  Bloom Season:
May-June
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
3-8
attracts butterflies
resistant to deer
native to the Midwest
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
understory
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