GERANIUM maculatum

Medium
Part shade
Purple
Fertile soil
Spring
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Description

Height x Spread: 50cm x 40cm 

A graceful Geranium producing sprays of lilac blue flowers that gaze upwards, over large divided green leaves with blotches.

Native to the eastern side of North America and Canada, this tough and hardy Geranium flowers from late spring into early summer, but cutting back faded stems and foliage will encourage a second flush in autumn.  Its open naturalistic form makes it a good choice for a wildflower meadow, where it will attract bees and butterflies in their droves.  But its tolerance of partial shade increases it versatility within the garden.  It thrives in any fairly fertile soil in either full sun or partial shade.