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Bloody Crane's Bill

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Soft mounds of foliage produce magenta-purple flowers. Foliage turns red in the fall.

The shorter selections of Crane's Bill Geranium are valuable edging or rock garden plants. This compact variety forms a low mound of fine-textured green foliage, bearing a nice display of bright magenta-pink flowers in late spring and well into the summer. Plants stand up well to a wide range of soil and climate conditions, including hot, humid weather. Easily divided in spring or fall. One of the best choices for massed plantings, filling in quickly to create a bushy groundcover. Often shows good bronzy-red fall colour.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

6-8 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-65°F in high light levels, keep on the drier side until new growth appears. Once actively growing, keep evenly moist and feed at 100-125 ppm N with each watering. Avoid wet foliage to prevent diseases. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at or just below the soil surface. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Low maintenance long lived perennial.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.