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GERANIUM maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'

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Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

GERANIUM maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'

Plant Common Name

Spotted Cranesbill

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General Description

Dainty fuchsia-pink blossoms are found above the chocolately burgundy foliage of 'Elizabeth Ann' from mid-spring to early summer. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions, this perennial grows from rhizomes (underground stems). It has rounded, deeply dissected leaves with five lobes that are a rich dark burgundy to dusky red-brown. It's native from southern Canada southward to Arkansas and Alabama westward to the Missouri River, where it grows in moist soils and dappled meadows, open woodlands and their edges.

The lovely ferny leaves of Elizabeth Ann spotted geranium form attractive mounds. In early spring to summer, fuchsia-pink blossoms appear above the leaves on red stems; the flowers' centers are usually white. The dry, brown fruits are shaped like bird's beaks and filled with seeds that fall to the ground and readily germinate. They are also eaten by birds and deer.

Grow 'Elizabeth Ann' in partially shaded locations in moist soils that are organic rich and have good drainage. Although this species tolerates heat well, it will perform much better if watered regularly during dry periods. It will take full sun in cooler summer regions. Plants may be cut back after flowering to renew fresh looking growth and a light reblooming in early fall. Grow this pretty perennial in woodland gardens and shady mixed borders as a clumping accent or informal groundcover. The plants may self-sow, so it may be good to cut the fruits back before they mature and release seed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    14"-16" / 35.6cm - 40.6cm

  • Native To

    North America, United States, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Fuchsia

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Brown, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Brown, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Sienna, Burgundy, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Sienna, Burgundy, Dark Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes