Wild Geranium

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Take a walk on the wild side! Forests and gardens alike look stunning with a Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) or two growing throughout. The color, easy-to-grow nature, and overall low maintenance of this plant will absolutely charm you!

Wild Geranium helps welcome spring each year with a host of pink to lilac-colored blooms blooming across the plant. You'd be hard-pressed to find a perennial bush that'll beat this one to bloom! Oh, and how beautiful they are. Each petal has dark veins running throughout that offer a lovely unique texture.

Your neighbors will be awestruck by the first hints of spring unfolding in your garden in the form of delightful pink blossoms. They won't be alone either! Pollinators such as butterflies will flutter to this early-season source of nectar!

A tough native plant with a wide hardiness range of USDA planting zones 3 to 8, native Geranium can spread politely by way of fleshy underground rhizome-like roots and from the seeds. Sometimes referred to as Cranesbill due to its interesting crane's head-shaped seed pods that can fill in the deciduous understory quickly.

Landscape Application:

Are there areas in your garden that could use a little ground cover? Wild Geranium creates a beautiful carpet along the forest floor and could do the same for parts of your garden without spreading very far. This specimen also looks lovely as accents in your native garden or as border additions!

Add to backyard meadows, mix among short grass prairie plantings, beneficial insects, and pollinator gardens, plant among other dappled understory settings, and woodland gardens. Wild Cranesbill Geraniums can still be found rambling through out-of-the-way areas and along roadsides and ditches.

Closer to home, these darling spring flowers can be tucked into Cottage gardens and Rock gardens alike! Container gardens, and mixed perennial borders to add a lacy ephemeral quality to your informal landscaping beds!

Their ability to spread politely makes Wild Geranium a great groundcover, en masse garden filler, and perfect for securing soil on steep slopes and slowing erosion. Wild Geranium is the perfect low-maintenance beauty to place in your naturalized garden!

  • Delicately Veined Pink Flowers With Lighter Centers
  • Early Season Blooming
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Deeply Incised Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Great Red Fall Color
  • Woodlands, Meadows, Informal Gardens, Groupings, Understory & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

One of the best characteristics of this perennial is its easy-going nature! Wild Cranesbill will thrive in full sun or partial shade and grow in many different types of soils as long as it's well-drained. Wild Geranium appreciates regular watering as long as it doesn't stay wet for too long. Provide regular moisture access during their first year, but once established, should be self-sufficient unless you are experiencing a prolonged drought. 3-4 inches of arborist mulch helps support plant roots significantly!

While many flowering perennials need to be deadheaded regularly in order to keep a pristine look, Wild Geranium is just as happy to be left alone as they do not normally repeat bloom. That leaves more time for you to sit back, relax, and admire them.

  • Full Sun & Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Moderately Moist Soil
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Leaves Late Autumn/Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbits Seldom Bother Geraniums

Darling native, the Wild Cranesbill Geranium's brilliant pink flowers will welcome spring's warming weather and bring in the bees and butterflies! Hurry and buy one or more as the finishing touches of your informal garden today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Wild Geranium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Geranium maculatum
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pastel Lilac-Pink & Darker Veins
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn