Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross' ()
This Gentian sets itself apart from the species by its intense blue violet flowers on compact, durable, drought resistant plants.
From midsummer into early fall, clusters of small, 4-petaled flowers open and bloom at the nodes. At each node, the spoon-shaped leaves meet at angles to form a cross, thus the name Cross Gentian.
This perennial looks great in rock gardens and also makes a nice cut flower.Intense blue violet flowers with a compact habit. Drought resistant. Very distinct and different flower opening at the nodes where the spoon-shaped leaves meet at angles to form the "cross". Combine with ferns, hosta, pulmonaria.
Height x Width: 8-12" x 12-15"
Bloom Time: Late summer
Notes: Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.
Price: 6 inch, $8.25