cranesbill ‘Max Frei’

Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (cranesbill ‘Max Frei’) cultivar is known for its compact growth habit and magenta blooms.

The name sanguineum comes from the word “sanguineus” meaning blood to refer to the color of its flower. This species also creates interest in the fall as its foliage turns a bright red in autumn.

Botanical Name Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’
Common Name cranesbill ‘Max Frei’
Family Geraniaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 6-9in x 9-24in (15-22cm x 22-60cm)
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate, East Dark Plate


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