Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’)

Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill

  • Large Hot Pink, Cup-Shaped Blooms
  • Outstanding Flower Power
  • Long-Lasting Blooms “Pop” Against Dark Green Leaves
  • Intricate, Deeply Cut Foliage
  • Bold Red Fall Color
  • Useful Spreading Form
  • Hardy Perennial Geranium
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Supports Pollination in Your Victory Garden
  • Easy Care
  • Use in Full Sun or Partial Shade

Oh my, this is one perennial you’ll need to find a place for. Let it spread into a beautiful, flowering mat of lush, dark green leaves. You’ll be thrilled in late spring when the flower display starts.

Wide, saucer-shaped blooms are cupped and they absolutely cover the plant. Get an eyeful, there is no way you’ll miss these hot pink-magenta red flowers. Call them a Flower Factory!

Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill has a valuable, spreading growth habit. Let it fill in all the nooks and crannies of your landscape.

You’ll feel like a genius come autumn. That deeply lobed foliage you’ve been loving on all season will burnish into the most amazing brilliant red.

Add an enormous amount of color without adding extra work to your schedule. Cold-hardy Max Frei is a carefree high performer that grows well in either full sun or partial shade.

Don’t be without this pretty plant amping up the appeal of your landscape design.

How to Use Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill in the Landscape

The flowers last and last, and they start just at the time when fruiting plants are blooming. Add these to your Victory Garden to entice pollinators and support a plentiful harvest.

Grow them in containers as a beautiful fill plant. The color plays well with many other shades, and you’ll have a gorgeous display in spring and again in fall.

Max Frei stays compact and can be used as an edging plant along your planting beds. Soften the transition between hardscape and landscape using these pretty plants as a spreading groundcover.

Create a solid display by planting them 12 inches apart. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between plants and keep them weeded as they fill in for you. It won’t take long.

Have you seen these used by professional designers? They fill wide, open areas with a mass planting of Max Frei. Do the same at home by simply adding extra rows. Stagger the plants in a zigzagging pattern.

Brighten up your bland areas with a few of them. They look fantastic in rock gardens, or spreading over the edge of a gravel pathway.

Tips for Care

Give Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill a planting site with at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. They’ll do best in well-drained soil. Use a raised bed, if your soil drains slowly.

In early spring, you’ll trim down last year’s foliage to an inch above ground level. New stems are produced from the roots on this deciduous perennial.

You’ll love your Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill more each season. Give them a large role to play in your landscape. They’ll repay you with beautiful blooms and fall color.

Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’) Details

Common name Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill
Botanical name Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 15 inches
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Pink