Geranium 'Ballerina' (Cinereum Group)

Cranesbill - Geranium  'Ballerina' (Cinereum Group)

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Cultivar: 'Ballerina' (Cinereum Group)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This early-flowering dwarf geranium has small deep pink flowers with maroon veins and centres and pretty deeply cut grey-green leaves. It looks particularly good planted en masse in a rock garden or at the edge of a raised border where its rather shy flowers can be appreciated. Provided it has good drainage it will produce a mass of attractively veined pink flowers from late spring to early summer.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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