Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Cranesbill

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
DESCRIPTION
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. 

BENEFITS
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
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Woods and clearings; Maine to Manitoba south to northeastern Oklahoma and South Carolina.

Interesting Facts

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.

GROWING TIPS

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.

Mature Size: 12-15in. Wide x 18-24in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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