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Blue Cross Gentian

A tough plant difficult to find

Q&A
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 inches
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall.
65952-Blue Cross Gentian

1 per pack $14.99

We ship this item in Spring

Blue Cross Gentian

Description
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.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameGentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing12 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-7
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to fall.
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole twice the size of the pot your plant came in. Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface, fill in around the root ball with soil, firm soil with your fingers, and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter.
  • Flower Color:blue
  • Flower FormVery small, bell-shaped flowers in clusters.
  • Foliage TypeLance-shaped, 3-4" long, medium green leaves.
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimePruning is not necessary.
  • Soil RequirementPrefers average, well-drained soil.
  • PruningPruning is not necessary. Pruning is not necessary.
  • Shipped2" POT
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information

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:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019

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