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|
|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)|
|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|