Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'
|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.|
|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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