Look carefully at the flowers on this plant and you'll see that each
flower has five petals but the flower is symmetrical. If you happen to
be here when it has seed pods you'll see that they have a graceful
curved shape, like the curve of a crane's bill. Both of these are
features of a cranesbill geranium.
Espresso cranesbill geranium is derived from a plant that is native to the Chicagoland area. It flowers prolifically in late spring with small pinkish-lavender flowers. After the flowers fade the plant bears the
distinctive seed capsule. Espresso has deeply cut brownish leaves which contrast attractively against the pale flowers. Espresso grows to about two feet
high and eighteen inches wide in full or partial sun making it
suitable for borders in sunny areas. It requires
regular deep watering during dry periods.
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer