Geranium maculatum 'Espresso' - Cranesbill
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Bold red-brown foliage keeps its color all season long. Pale pink flowers stand out against the handsome leaves in spring. This is a good groundcover in shaded areas with dry soil. Attracts native bees, butterflies, skippers and chipmunks love the seed.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
- Good source of early season nectar for butterflies and native bees
- Provides cover for wildlife, especially toads
- Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
- Foliage holds its chocolate color all season
- Excellent groundcover
Woods and clearings; Maine to Manitoba south to northeastern Oklahoma and South Carolina.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Shelter, along with water, food and nesting places are the four essential elements for wildlife habitat. You can provide food, nesting and cover for wildlife by planting native plants.
Easy to grow in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Does well in a variety of soil types, including dry soils. Will naturalize by self-seeding in optimum growing conditions. If foliage declines during a hot dry summer, cut plants back lightly.