Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'

Spotted Geranium

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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.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8