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

Average Flowering Time