Espresso Geranium

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Chocolate Brown Foliage Espresso Geranium

  • Modern Cultivar of Native Plant
  • Sophisticated Dark Foliage is a Delightful Contrast to Pale Blooms
  • Beautiful Purplish-Pink Petals
  • Showy Blooms Held Above the Foliage
  • Flower Display Lasts Late Spring Through Early Summer
  • Incredible Nectar Resource for Butterflies and Essential Pollinators
  • Excellent Groundcover
  • Semi-Evergreen Perennial With Mounding Habit
  • Comes Back Year After Year
  • Full Shade or Part Shade
  • Very Cold Hardy

Perk up the look of your landscape with Espresso Geranium (Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'). This exquisite selection adds an eye-opening layer of interest in the high-profile forefront of your plantings.

Let's start with the fascinating foliage. Yes, the deeply cut lobed and dark hues of this desirable cultivar really do earn that top spot!

A mature stand of Espresso Geranium adds a deliciously rich burst of boldness. Leaves emerge from a thick rhizome that forms colonies making an excellent groundcover or mass planting. Plant them 12 inches apart for a tight groundcover that easily enhances your space with a minimum of effort.

Of course, Espresso Geranium also develops a froth of light pinky-purple, saucer-shaped blooms. Held on stalks above the foliage, these beautiful blooms start in late spring and continue into summer.

The energetic flower power acts as a clarion call for butterflies in your neighborhood. And you'll feel proud to use a modern native cultivar to support our essential pollinator populations with nectar, too!

Never jittery, Espresso Geranium brings a mellow, tranquil vibe to your environment. You'll find a zillion places to tuck them here and there...they'll thrive in the edge of the woods, or in a woodland setting. Light Shear in summer after bloom

Try them underneath your favorite "Show Off" ornamental tree from Nature Hills. It would be an incredible accent in a shade garden under any of our Eastern Redbud trees!

Use them to bring a smooth finish to your foundation plantings. Run a solid band under your mature evergreens, or create a skinny new mulched bed along your sidewalk to showcase the lavender-pink flowers of this stunning native perennial.

Garden designers are having an "It" moment with Geranium. We're proud to offer so many varieties for you to mix and match in a specialty blend that thrills your spirit!

Don't wait to order Espresso Geranium. These plants are hot, and we'll run out quickly.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Espresso Geranium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Foliage Color Chocolate Brown
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering