Lilac-pink flowers all summer over greyish mounds.
Low mounds of divided, greyish leaves with a supply of beautifully veined flowers over a very long period in summer, even well into autumn. Not too fussy about soil but prefers a good, well-drained soil and a bit of sun. 12cm (5") high. Very long-lived and low maintenance. A deservedly popular plant. One of our favourites that never disappoints.
Raised by Alan Bloom at Bressingham. He named it Ballerina because the dainty flowers dancing in the wind reminded him of ballerinas.