Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Cranesbill

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'
  • Common name: Cranesbill
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 15cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' is a compact hardy geranium, forming a neat cushion of foliage from which bowl shaped pale pink flowers with heavy mauve-pink veining appear in summer. It's perfect for growing in a rock or gravel garden and looks superb grouped with bulbous oat grass, Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum 'Variegatum', which has short green and cream variegated foliage. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Don't let the soil become waterlogged.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Collect seed
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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