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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.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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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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