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Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross' ()

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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.

Zone: 4
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 8-12" x 12-15"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Late summer
Category: Perennial
Notes: Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.
Price: 6 inch, $8.25

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