Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'
Pronunciation: jer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um
|Description||Dainty, pink flowers marked with purple veining above lacy, gray green foliage. An outstanding, long blooming addition to borders or rock gardens. Plant en masse as a border edging for a brilliant effect. Excellent for adding contrast to mixed containers. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Mounded growth to 6 in. tall, spreading 10 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||A perfect spreading plant that is ideal massed into large zones of color. With its mat-like habit, it's also great for nooks and crannies in stepping stones or flagstone paving without mortar. Will spill over walls into a green waterfall of seasonal color. A good plant in large pots containing patio trees. Surprisingly heat resistant and adaptive to dry western gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a ground cover, space plants 1 to 2 feet apart. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.|
|Lore||The genus was named from the Greek for the crane because the seed pod resembles the long beak of that bird.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.