Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
More About Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
- Bell-shaped flowers are dark blue in colour
- Hints of icy blue at the rim of each bell
- Blooms appear up and down the stems at the nodes
- Narrow, thick, glossy, spoon-shaped leaves intersect to resemble a cross
- Plant in the rock garden or in mixed containers
- Compact, durable habit
- More drought tolerant than other species of gentiana
- Bloom Time: Midsummer to early fall
Gentian Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to moist, acidic, well-drained soil, in partial shade and where it will be protected from the hot, afternoon sun. Winter wet sites may result in root rot. Primarily grown in alpine habitats where summers are cool and damp. Gentiana cruciata cultivars are generally more tolerant of dry periods than others in the genus.
Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)