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Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Hardy geranium

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White





Skill level


Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Plant details

A compact hardy geranium that remains as a neat cushion, and will not smother choice neighbours in a well-drained border, rock garden or scree. From early to late summer the plants are covered with half inch wide bowl shaped pale pink flowers which look darker due to the heavy mauve-pink veining over the petals. Looks superb grouped with bulbous oat grass, Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. Bulbosum 'Variegatum' which has short green and cream variegated foliage and enjoys similar growing conditions. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: cinereum

Cultivar: Ballerina

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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