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botanical name:
Geranium maculatum
Geranium maculatum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Clump forming perennial of loosely erect habit. Quite large, deeply-cut palmately-lobed, mid to dark green leaves, up to 15cm across. Pinkish-lilac flowers, paler at the centres, in late spring and early summer, followed by beaked seed capsules..

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Thrives in light woodland conditions.
Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Borders, wild and woodland gardens.

other notes:
Native of eastern North America.

pronounced: jer-AY-nee-um mak-you-LAH-tum
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