knotted cranesbill

Geranium nodosum (knotted cranesbill) has bluish pearly pink flowers that bloom all summer long! It helps give gardens a more naturalistic look once they become established.

This sprawling perennial with glossy 3-lobed leaves and loose clusters of dark-veined, light pink flowers that are 2.5cm wide bloom from late spring to early autumn. It has deep green, maple-like foliage and a spreading habit combine for a lush, leafy look in the darker corners of your garden. While the pale lavender flowers of this species are not as numerous as other Geraniums, they bloom over a far greater time, even in heavy shade.

Botanical Name Geranium nodosum
Common Name knotted cranesbill
Family Geraniaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 0.5-1.5ft x 1-3ft (15-45cm x 30-90cm)
Flower Color Lilac-Pink
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Native to Southern Europe
Location in Lurie Garden East Dark Plate