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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
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.

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

By division.

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