Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
Pronunciation: jer-AE-nee-um sang-GWIN-ee-um
|Description||Brilliant magenta-purple blooms stand out against the rich green, deeply lobed foliage. Blooms continuously from late spring through summer. The foliage turns crimson red in the fall. An excellent choice for adding vibrant color to rock and alpine gardens, patio containers, and mixed borders. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Design Ideas||A perfect spreading plant whose mat-like habit makes it great in mass or for nooks and crannies in stepping stones or flagstone pavers. The deeply lobed foliage makes a beautiful statement spilling over walls into a waterfall of seasonal color. A good plant in large pots containing patio trees and mixed perennials. A hugely popular rock garden perennial spread on banks or along edges of retaining walls and curbs.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Thrift (Dianthus); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Candytuft (Iberis); Sedum (Sedum); Blue Fescue (Festuca)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Space 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds until the plants fill in. Prune after flowering to rejuvenate.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.