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Geranium Sanguineum 'Max Frei', 2.5 Quart Pot Live Plant

Geranium Sanguineum 'Max Frei', 2.5 Quart Pot Live Plant

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This is one of my favorite plants. I planted one in my cottage garden in Idaho over a decade ago, and very few other flowers have rewarded us so richly. It has had no special care, left to its own for watering and everything else, growing in tough, heavy clay. From the beginning, I was amazed how it simply stayed in bloom. From late spring all the way into fall--that clump with the deep pink/purple flowers was always there! Over the years, it has spread nicely, and is more beautiful every season.

This incredible geranium is not a No. American native, but it is closely related and reminds many people of our own Wild Geranium, G. maculata (which by the way has a very short bloom season!). Geranium sanguineum is a beautiful dark green groundcover-like plant with ferny foliage, it is not invasive, it needs absolutely no care, and it just keeps blooming. Who could ask for more from any plant? You cant beat this one for anyplace where you'd like low permanent cover and constant color.

About The Hardy Geraniums. These fantastic perennials were not very well-known in North America until recent years, but have always been a favorite group in Europe. Now, American gardeners have really embraced them, and cant get enough. Far different from windowbox geraniums, which are in a totally different botanical group, the hardy geraniums are tough perennials that bring to gardens what every gardener wants: compact plants with beautiful flowers and a long season of bloom. Some bloom longer than others, but basically, long bloom is one big advantage of the hardy geraniums.

A hardy Geranium, sun loving Bloody Crane's Bill is the most popular of them all. Blooms for months with no care at all. In autumn the leaves turn red adding to the plant's vibrance. (Geranium sanguineum)
Zones 3 - 8

Extended Blooms

Plants for Small Spaces

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Half Sun / Half Shade

Zone: 3-7

Mature Plant Size 8-12" tall, 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
A common name across all the species is Cranes Bill geranium. You will receive a well rooted 2nd year plant that will bloom this season. It will come in a 1 gallon sized pot. Sometimes we trim off the tops for shipping.

*Please Note: Some soil may be removed, and the plant may be trimmed before shipping.

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