Gentiana 'Blue Cross' Gentiana 'Blue Cross'

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Gentiana 'Blue Cross'

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  • Clusters of Blooms,
  • Good in Perennial Gardens,
  • Deer Resistant,
Common Name:Gentian
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 1 Feet
Spread:1 - 1 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Blue Shades

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(Gentian) Gentiana 'Cross Blue', is a compact true blue (violet/blue) flower. 'Cross Blue' stands 10 inches tall, and is drought tolerant a neat little addition to a rock garden. Blooming from midsummer through the fall, Gentiana 'Cross Blue' is a long blooming perennial to add to your garden. Abundant clusters of small, 4 petaled blooms open at each node bringing color from the top of the plant to the bottom. Planted in full sun to part shade is where Gentiana 'Cross Blue' feels most at home, Gentiana is best suited in cooler climates. Enjoy the flutter of hummingbirds and butterflies as they enjoy the tubular blooms. Plant 'Cross Blue' in dry to average soil, in moist locations you may find it rots. Gentiana is a deer resistant plant.
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Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'

Common Name Gentian
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Nature Attractions Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color Blue Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Drought Tolerant
Design Use Border
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer, Summer
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