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spacer Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Common name: Crane's Bill


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Size



Height 6"/15cm

Spread 10"/25cm
Habit Mounded

Growing



Light Sun, Part Shade

USDA Hardiness Zones 5,6,7,8,9

Appearance



Blooming time Spring, Summer, Fall

Flower color Pink
Foliage color Green

Description


Lovely lilac-pink flowers are flecked with crimson and dance atop lively, evergreen foliage on mounded, spreading plants. Blooms from late spring to early fall. Considered by many to be the best hybrid alpine-type geranium. One of the best plants of its type for rock gardens. A Rozanne and Friends™ selection from Alan Bloom.

Awards
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1996


Uses: Front border, Rock garden, Groundcover, Container
Attributes: Long blooming, Fragrant foliage, Drought tolerant

Growing advice


Prefers average well-drained soil. Moist organic soils will promote spread. Tolerates summer heat especially well if given extra moisture. Plants can be sheared to 8 cm to rejuvenate.