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Spotted Cranesbill

Geranium maculatum

Also known as

Cranesbill, Alum Bloom, Alum Root, American Kino Root, Chocolate Flower, North American Crowfoot, North American Wild Cranesbill, Rock Weed, Sailor's Knot, Shame-Face, Spotted Geranium, Wild Crane's-Bill, Wild Geranium, Wild cranesbill, American cranesbill

Geranium2012 by Rob Duval (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Spotted Cranesbill Overview

This species is also known as Spotted cranesbill, it has an upright growth habit and produces pretty, purple-pink flowers with attractive venation and 5 petals. These face upwards and are paler towards the centre of the flowers. Foliage is divided palmately into 5-7 leaflets and may be blotchy in colour.

Common problems with Spotted Cranesbill

How to propagate Spotted Cranesbill

Division

Divide plants in early spring or autumn.

Special features of Spotted Cranesbill

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Spotted Cranesbill

Meadow