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Gentiana cruciata

Gentiana cruciata
cross gentian
Common name cross gentian
Family gentianaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers blue (early summer)
Size 9-15"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature, with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Alpine species stays fairly low, with rosettes of glossy mid-green leaves. Flowers appear in clusters just above the foliage. Ours took three years from seed to start blooming.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: side garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 9-17d)

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