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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2 - 2.5 Feet
  • Width 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4-7

This perennial flies under the radar, but once you see it, it will become a fast favorite. True Blue Gentiana hybrid blooms have an electric blue radiance that is simply captivating. Smooth lance-shaped leaves branch out along individual stems. The branching stems hold the delicate upward facing, cobalt blue tubular flowers. Bring something different to spruce up your perennial garden.

You won’t find hungry deer nibbling on this beauty, but you will find an abundance of butterflies and hummingbirds visiting your garden. Gentian is medium in size and reaches 30 inches in height. It is the perfect height specifically for the middle of a border. Try this lovely in a container as a thriller. Use a simple glass vase to create an appealing flower arrangement straight from your garden.

True Blue Gentiana Care

This perennial is slow-growing and easy to care for as long as its needs are met. Once planted, pinching the tips will help the plant branch and induce more flowers. A combination of Summer heat or afternoon sun is not ideal. Find a location that stays cool and gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Soil should be average to loamy and can range from acidic to alkaline. As long as the soil is regularly watered and well draining, expect to see this plant return year after year.

Gentian can handle temperate zones from 4 to 7. Clay soils can hold onto water and are less than ideal. A sandier or humus like soil will increase the odds of this plant surviving over winter. Apply an annual application of fertilizer or compost in the Spring to keep growth vigorous.

True Blue Gentiana Spacing

Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart from each other when planting in the landscape. Try planting different textures of plants that can be complementing companions. Ornamental alliums, coreopsis, echinacea, and dianthus would all be great additions to create that eclectic garden you are after.

True Blue Gentiana Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-7
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 2.5 Feet
Mature Width: 12 - 18 Inches
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue
Seasonal Interest: Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: True Blue Gentiana hybrid USPP 20,433

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.