Gentiana cruciata (Blue Cross Gentian)
Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
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Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'

Blue Cross Gentian

Plant Type: Perennials

NEW FOR 2020

An easy to grow Gentian with vivid blue flowers that are unlike any other, clusters of creamy-blue buds open to bright blue flowers midsummer through fall, drought resistant and loved by hummingbirds and butterflies, requires well-drained soil.

  • Intense blue flower color
  • Great for attracting butterflies
  • Slow growing and clumping in habit
Item # Pack Size  
4521505 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing

Height:

8-10 in

Zone:

3-7

Gentiana

Common Name: Blue Cross Gentian

Gentiana are loved for their intense blue flowers that often bloom throughout the summer. They are generally short and sturdy perennials that prefer well-drained soil and protection from intense summer sun. Once established in the garden, do not disturb.  

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Dry
Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds

Attributes

Good Container Plant
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Edging
Small / Miniature
Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer / Early Fall
Summer
Late Summer