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Blue Cross Gentian

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$38.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Blue Cross Gentian (Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross') is an eye-catching, herbaceous perennial with intense true-blue flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. It grows 12” in height and up to 12” - 18” wide. Clusters of creamy-white buds open to vivid blue flowers all along their graceful arching stems, creating a stunning bicolor effect. You’ll enjoy months of gorgeous color from mid-summer to early fall.

Blue Cross Gentian has a higher drought tolerance than other varieties. It has a full, compact habit. This perennial is perfect when used in rock gardens or at the front of a mixed border. It's an easy-to-care-for variety that is hardy in zones 3-7.  

Blue Cross Gentian Care

Plant Blue Cross in full sun or a partial sun location, making sure it receives 4-6 hours of direct sun per day. This plant requires well-draining soil, whether planted in the landscape or in containers; it is more tolerant of drought conditions. Blue Cross Gentians aren’t fond of their roots being disturbed, so transplanting should be avoided once the plant has established itself. 

Pruning isn’t necessary. You can add a couple of inches of organic mulch over the root zone the first winter after it's planted. Divide Blue Cross Gentian in large clumps in early spring just when you see new growth appear. 

Blue Cross Gentian Spacing

Blue Cross is beautiful as an accent plant, in the front of a mixed perennial bed, along pathways, in rock gardens, and in container plantings. Plant Blue Cross Gentian plants roughly 1 ft. apart to allow for its mature width.

Blue Cross Gentian Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 18 Inches
Mature Spacing: 10 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: N/A
Bloom Period: August To September
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: N/A
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: N/A
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand: N/A
Common Name: Blue Cross Gentian
Other Name(s): Blue Cross Gentian
Scientific Name: Gentiana 'Blue Cross'
SKU:
1231007382-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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