Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross' is a cultivar bred to be easier to grow and to have a bushier, more compact growth habit.
Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross' is a cultivar bred to be easier to grow and to have a bushier, more compact growth habit than other types of gentians. Flower buds begin white and deepen to a true blue, giving the plant a bicolour effect.
Common Name: Cross Gentian
Family: Gentianaceae (The Gentian Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-7
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain areas, meadows, forest margins.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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