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OnlinePlantCenter 1 gal. Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill Geranium Plant

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1 gal. Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill Geranium Plant

  • Reddish Purple Flowers in Late Spring
  • Thrives in Moisture Rich, Average Soil in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Attracts Butterflies; Tolerates Deer and Rabbit Browse
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Product Overview

Shiny, deep green, deeply dissected foliage and reddish purple flowers make this hardy perennial a gardener's favorite. Long blooming with an initial burst of color in late spring and then sporadically all summer. Mass for a beautiful ground cover or plant in the perennial border or rock garden.

  • Hardy cultivar with a compact growth habit
  • Easy to grow, dependable bloomer
  • Attractive, deep magenta flowers in spring
  • Showy flowers attract butterflies
  • 1 gal. pot - state or federal regulations may require this plant to ship as a bare root plant, without pot and without soil
  • This plant ships as a bare root plant, without pot and without soil, to Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington
  • We're sorry, but due to state regulations, this plant cannot ship to Idaho or Mississippi
  • May ship in a dormant state, with no top growth at all
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 3 to 8, when grown in other Zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 18 in. away from other plants or structures
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the Shake & Ship system has been used to remove soil from roots



Mature Height (in.)
5 in
Mature Width (in.)
18 in


Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Insect Resistant
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
Blossom Color Family
Purples / Lavenders
Botanical Name
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei
Common Name
Growth Habit
Hardiness Zone
3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

What to do during winter?

My question is about leaves that are still green and cover whole plant, should I cut them to the ground and put mulch on top or should I leave them uncut and cover with mulch after frost. Also a lot of sites say that plants should be covered with mulch only after couple of freezes but not before.
Asked by: Lara
Hello, Lara. Winter preparation is really up to you! There's two options: The plant can be trimmed back now and then surrounded by a mulch cover, but obviously, the foliage color will not be enjoyed anymore this year. Option 2: The mulch can also be placed around the plant now and you can enjoy the beautiful leaves until a freeze kills them. At that time, the dead/dying foliage can be removed or it can remain overwinter and cleaned up in early spring.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-04-09

How tall this plant grow?

I bought one of these in store and label is saying that it should be 12" but your site says only 5" ?
Asked by: Lara
Hello, thank you for your question. Plant tags vary between manufacturers and the data can be very confusing to consumers. The 'Max Frei' geranium typically grows between 4-9" tall with a width of 12-24" at maturity.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2016-05-19
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill Geranium Plant is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Also called Big Root Geranium This plant smells like geraniums and is very hardy. It grows in low mounds and has a very pretty pink flower in the spring all over the top of plant. It spreads quickly and grows anywhere. In deep shade it just may not flower. It is deer resistant and makes a nice border or filler. Just keep breaking it apart and replant and you will have an abundance of this pleasant smelling beautiful perrenial. In full sun it gets fall color to the plant and lights up a whole border. I couldn't get to planting some in a barron area and yet I left them on the ground in several spots and they all rooted. They have long narrow roots and plant shallow. I highly recommended this plant for bare areas, shady spots, borders or rock gardens. A medium soft leaf like cora belles but very hardy and can take cold climates like Minnesota. This plant doesn't die. It just goes dormant in the winter and keeps growing. Looks darker in the winter but is still there.
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Cranesbill!!! I was hesitant to order these online because I needed ten of them. They were delivered very quickly by Home Depot (through UPS or Fed Ex, I can't remember) and were in excellent condition. They were in larger 1 gallon pots and each plant was just over the edge of the pot. I planted them right away and every single one of them are thriving. I will absolutely order hard to find plants from Home Depot again. I could not find any of these around me and was thrilled when they came and looked so healthy!!
Date published: 2015-06-30
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