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Gentiana cruciata Blue Cross

Willow Gentian

An easy to grow Gentian with vivid blue flowers that are unlike any other, clusters of creamy-blue buds open to bright blue flowers midsummer through fall.

  • »  Beautiful intense blue-violet blooms
  • »  Compact durable, drought resistant plants
  • »  Garden color July - September

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-7
  • Height:20-25 cm
  • Spread:20-25 cm
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Cream
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Humming-birds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Partial Shade
Partial Sun
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Fall
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Dry Soil
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'

Gentiana are loved for their intense blue flowers that often bloom throughout the summer. They are generally short and sturdy perennials that prefer well-drained soil and protection from intense summer sun. Once established in the garden, do not disturb.