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botanical name:
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: bronze
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Clump forming perennial of loosely erect habit. Attractive palmate-lobed, dusky brownish bronze-green leaves. Lavender-lilac flowers in late spring and early summer, fading to near white.
Similar to Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann', but with smaller flowers and darker foliage.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade.
Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

propagation:
By division.

other notes:
Selected from the locally native species by North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA.

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