Geranium sanquineum 'Max Frei' - BLOODY CRANESBILL 'MAX FREI'

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' Max Frei' is compact cultivar of Bloody Cranesbill, with reddish-purple 5-petaled flowers in late spring and nice red fall color.

Tough hardy Geranium, native to Europe, but quite popular in North American landscaping.

Grows only to 10" of height and 12" of width and is slowly spreading into a bit wider clumps. Regular, dense mounds of fragrant dissected leaves, flowers for only 2-2.5 weeks in May/June. Reddish fall color.

Groundcovering plant for full sun, half shade and virtually any soil, that is not waterlogged (tolerates clay, dry soils, sandy or rocky).

Average moisture to dry soil, grows fairly well in dry shade too. Hardy in zone 4 to 9.

Deer and rabbit resistant plant. May attracts some pollinators - butterflies and honey bees.

Very dependable perennial for edges, front of the perennial bed, edges of woodland gardens, rock gardens, big containers, roof gardens,...excellent filler and very good ground covering habit, can be used as single plant in small flower bed, in groups or in masses as groundcover.

Very adaptable plant that can be combined with many perennials, an excellent companion of popular daylilies (Hemerocallis) and bearded Iris (iris x barbata, Iris x germanica) or Amsonia. It meets in bloom with late Peonia, late blooming bearded Irises or Salvia nemorosa (Salvia x sylvestris hybrids).

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

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