Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'

Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'

Cranesbill

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'
  • Common name: Cranesbill
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Also known as the spotted geranium, Geranium maculatum is a woodland perennial native to North America.

Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'  is a compact cranesbill, forming a bushy mound of coffee-brown leaves which contrast beautifully with small, pink cup-shaped flowers from late spring to summer. The flowers attract a wide range of pollinators, including bees.

For best results grow Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' in partial shade and trim plants back immediately after blooming. It's perfect for edging ornamental borders and may also be grown in pots. Divide plants every couple of years to maintain vigour.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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