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Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' (Wild geranium)

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Wild geranium or wild cranesbill

We are very excited to offer our own selection from the woods of Landenberg! Pale lavender-pink flowers over very attractive maroon-purple foliage. A bold new look for our native cranesbill, useful as a groundcover or shade garden feature plant. G. maculatum is found naturally in open woods, clearings, woods edges and roadsides throughout the Eastern US.

SIZE
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

8-12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Wild geranium Interesting Notes

Fairly large, dark bronze, deeply divided foliage. Dark veined, dusty pink flowers with heart-shaped petals eventually fade to white. Flowers for several weeks from May. Foliage has attractive Autumn color. - Darwin Perennials

Geranium is derived from the Greek geranós, meaning crane. The common name, cranesbill, derives from the shape of the fruit capsule that appears in some of the species.

Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in partial shade in average to moist soil with good drainage.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Early Spring
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Tissue culture
Attributes
Moist Shade
Dry Shade
Ornamental Foliage
Native to North America