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Ballerina Cranesbill

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Pronunciation: jer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um
SKU #03824
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Mounded growth to 6 in. tall, spreading 10 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The genus was named from the Greek for the crane because the seed pod resembles the long beak of that bird.

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