Geranium maculatum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 0.45-0.6 metres; 1.5-2.0 feet Spread: 0.3-0.45 metres; 1.0-1.5 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Attracts butterflies Bloom Colour: pale pink, deep pink, lilac Tolerates: Deer, rabbit, drought, dry soil Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils, but tolerates poor soils. Will naturalize in optimum growing conditions. Foliage may yellow in hot summers if soil is allowed to dry out. Noteworthy Characteristics: This wild geranium is a clump-forming perennial which typically occurs in woods, thickets and shaded roadside areas. Forms a mound of foliage featuring pink to lilac, saucer-shaped, upward facing, 5-petaled flowers in spring for a period of 6-7 weeks. Flowers give way to distinctive, beaked seed capsules which give rise to the common name of crane's bill. Garden Uses: Best in shady areas of wild, native plant or open woodland gardens