Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

SKU
00523
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.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationjer-AE-nee-um sang-GWIN-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Summer
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Thrift (Dianthus); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Candytuft (Iberis); Sedum (Sedum); Blue Fescue (Festuca)

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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