Geranium cinereum are native to the Pyrenees. The common name comes from the fruit that is supposed to look like the head and bill of a Crane. Herbaceous Geraniums are undoubtedly one of the most widely cultivated of all garden plants and are traditional cottage garden plants. Geranium cinereum Ballerina has outstanding flowers and is an RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner. It is a superb, compact, semi evergreen, abundant and long flowering Geranium with shallow cupped, soft pink single flowers, attractively veined with very distinct rich purple veins, held above deeply cut grey green foliage from spring until autumn. Dead head for best flower production. Easy to grow in a full sun to semi shade in most moist, well drained soil. Excellent in a mixed planting, or in groups. Can easily be grown in a pot or other container. Use a good quality compost and ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmocote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year.