Ballerina Cranesbill

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Dainty, pink flowers marked with purple veining held above lacy, gray green foliage spring into summer. An outstanding, long blooming addition to borders or rock gardens. Herbaceous perennial. Full to partial sun. Spreading mound 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide. Cutting grown.
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationjer-AE-nee-um sin-NEE-ree-um
LoreThe genus was named from the Greek for the crane because the seed pod resembles the long beak of that bird.
Average Size at MaturityMounded growth to 6 in. tall, spreading 10 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDeer resistant

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.

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