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Espresso Geranium

American Beauties Native Plants

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$36.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 15 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The native Espresso Geranium (Geranium maculatum Espresso) [produces delicate pink blossoms above dense, nearly bronze foliage. This perennial plant is hardy in most U.S. growing zones (3 through 8) and supports native bees. It also attracts butterflies to your garden. Plant several together in a bed and enjoy the pollinator party. Their ability to thrive in part shade makes them a favorite of woodland slopes and shade or woodland gardens in zones 3 through 8.

The pretty pink flowers bloom from about mid-May through late June. Since Espresso Geranium grows to only about a foot high but nearly 2 feet around, its dense and low foliage also offers protection for small wildlife. The native (also called wild) geranium is known for its ability to spread without becoming invasive. The leaves have five deep lobes and are semi-evergreen, so the foliage can last into some of winter or hang on in milder climates. 

Espresso Geranium Care

Wild geraniums like this Espresso hybrid are native to much of North America, preferring mostly woods, dappled meadows, and the edges of woodlands. They thrive in shade to part shade, so choose a spot that gets no more than about 6 hours of sun a day. They thrive in rich, slightly acidic soil, but can grow in many different soils and conditions. You should get best results by adding a good portion of compost or other organic matter to the planting hole

There is no need to deadhead your geranium, since it typically does not repeat bloom. They don’t always bloom in their first year after planting, but they might. Regular watering can help the plants bloom, and is essential during peak heat. Allow the top layer of soil to dry out before waiting again. If the soil lacks organic matter, add some slow-release fertilizer or top-dress with compost each spring. 

Espresso Geranium Spacing

Espresso Geranium grows to about 15 inches high and nearly 2 feet wide. Be sure to space the plants at least 1 foot from woodland paths and 1.5 to 2 feet apart when grown in a mass planting.

Espresso Geranium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 15 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Espresso Geranium
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: GERANIUM MACULATUM `ESPRESSO`
SKU:
1003333-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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