The wood geranium might be well known to woodland hikers but it is also a good plant for part-shaded situations of the gardens, as pretty as many other cultivated geraniums. It flowers in spring to early summer with large rose-purple flowers, visited by many pollinators. They may go dormant in late summer in very dry years.
This Geranium performs excellent in dry soils and thus can be useful in the dry, part-shade places nearby mature trees. The species has been used medicinally by the Native Americans (roots), mainly for its astringent properties.
Germination: seeds can be stored dry for a few weeks but said need to be kept moist for long term storage – therefore, these seeds are offered dry only until late fall in order to assure good chances of germination. Cold/moist stratification for 2-3 months.