Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Cranesbill-Bloody

Geranium sanguineum ÔMax FreiÕ

Photo Credit: Bailey Nurseries

Geranium sanguineum ÔMax FreiÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Geranium sanguineum ÔMax FreiÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Geranium sanguineum ÔMax FreiÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Cranesbill-Bloody

One of our best-sellers. Striking magenta purple flowers appear early with some rebloom through the summer months. Small, finely dissected, dark green leaves form a bushy, compact mound that is great for edging and as a small-scale groundcover. Foliage takes on bright orange and fiery red tones in fall.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 6-9"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades, Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 6-9"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades, Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

For the best spring flowering display at retail, plant Geranium plugs in late summer. For later season sales, plant our vernalized plugs in spring or summer. Hardier varieties can be grown outdoors and easily overwintered in cold frames. Keep plants cool in late winter to avoid premature flowering.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes