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Blue Cross Gentian

A tough plant difficult to find

Blue Cross Gentian

A tough plant difficult to find

Availability: Out Of Season

#65952

Price$12.99

1 per pack

Out Of Season
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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.
  • Zone 3-7
  • Height 8 - 10 inches
  • Flowering Date Midsummer to fall.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 2" POT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 inches
    • Spread: 12 - 18 inches
    • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
    • 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.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

    Shipping

    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
    5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
    5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
    6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
    6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
    7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
    8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
    9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
    Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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