Geranium 'Espresso'

Geranium 'Espresso'

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Cold Hardy to Zone 3
SKU 27927
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Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 8

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Geranium 'Espresso'

This geranium is most valued for the distinctive chocolate color, which it maintains all season. But in late spring, it also blooms lavishly in bright lavender flowers held above the deeply lobed foliage on long willowy stems. The beaked seed pods that emerge after flowering gave this plant the common name cranesbill.

Bushy and clump-forming, growing 2 feet tall and wide, this extraordinary perennial makes a great low-growing companion for leggier plants in mixed beds and borders. It prefers moist, well-drained soil but is drought tolerant and adaptive to a wide range of soils, including chalk, clay, loam, sand, acidic, alkaline, and neutral. It is also deer and rabbit resistant. So, it is a perfect addition to cottage, prairie, and rock gardens. Wherever it's planted, butterflies follow.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Geranium
Species maculatum
Variety 'Espresso'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Burgundy, Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Ground Cover
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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