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Max Frei Geranium

Max Frei Geranium is a cultivar of the wild geranium plant Geranium Sanguineum (commonly known as Bloody Cranesbill and Bloody Geranium). The correct horticultural name is Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'.

This cultivar belongs to the genus Geranium (Cranesbills). Geraniums, Pelargoniums (Scented Geraniums) and Erodiums are members of the Geraniaceae family.

Other Popular Geranium Species:
Geranium Cinereum (Purple Pillow Geranium)
Geranium Dalmaticum (Dalmatian Cranesbill)
Geranium Hocus Pocus
Geranium Macrorrhizum (Rock Cranesbill, Bigroot Geranium, Bulgarian Geranium)
Geranium Maculatum (Wood Geranium, Wild Geranium, Spotted Geranium)
Geranium Phaeum (Dusky Cranesbill, Mourning Widow, Black Widow)
Geranium Platypetalum (Broad-Petaled Geranium)
Geranium Pratense (Meadow Cranesbill)
Geranium Robertianum (Herb Robert)
Geranium Rozanne (Jolly Bee)
Geranium Sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill, Bloody Geranium)
Geranium Sylvaticum (Wood Cranesbill)
Geranium Wallichianum
Geranium Wlassovianum - Wlassovs Geranium

Geranium Max Frei is a compact-grower can grow from 5 to 22 centimetres (2 to 9 inches) in height and 20 to 60 centimetres (8 to 24 inches) in width. It is best to plant them in masses. It is an excellent bushy groundcover plant, border plant and edging plant. You can also plant them in a rock garden or in containers.

They are undemanding and therefore easy to grow. The plants accept any ordinary average garden soil and grow full sun locations as well as in half-shade and even in shade.

It has very big showy flowers that have an extended blooming period from May to August. The flowers have an attractive bright magenta to purple colour with slightly darker veins.

The fine-textured foliage has a green colour during the growing season. The leaves are deeply lobed. In autumn, the foliage turns into a range of nice-looking shades of red.

Like many other geranium species and cultivars, this plants fits very well into a near-natural garden and is a superb food and nectar plant for many insects like butterfly, moths, bees, bumblebees, flies and others. Furthermore, birds like to feed on the ripe seeds!

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