Imagine! Flowers of the rich blue that the picky Gentians are famous for, but on a hardy, tough, compact, drought-resistant plant that is easy to grow! You'll enjoy months of color from midsummer to fall, as clusters of cream buds open to intense blue flowers all along the gracefully arching stems. They create a wonderful bicolor effect and attract hummingbirds and butterflies by the dozen. Four cupped leaves form a cross at each internode, giving the plant its name. It forms a low, bushy clump 10" tall and 18" wide, and is excellent in pots or in the front of the border. Requires well-drained soil! Zones 3-7. Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'. Full Sun to Partial Shade. Deer tend to avoid. Ships in 2" Pot.
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Botanical Name: Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
Common Name: Blue Cross Gentian
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8 - 10 inches
Spread: 12 - 18"
Spacing: 12 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall.
Winter Care: None, except to mulch the first winter.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: blue
Flower Form: Very small, bell-shaped flowers in clusters.
Foliage Type: Lance-shaped, 3-4" long, medium green leaves.
Pruning: Pruning is not necessary. Pruning is not necessary.
Pruning Time: Pruning is not necessary.
Soil Requirement: Prefers average, well-drained soil.
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