Gentiana cruciata Blue Cross Bottle Gentian



Having a hard time finding beautiful blooms for shade? Gentiana 'Blue Cross' will exceed your expectations. Commonly called Bottle Gentian, 'Blue Cross' is a stunning variety with saturated, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers with stark white accents.

'Blue Cross' is named for its unique foliage, where four glossy leaves meet at each axil to form a cross.

While Gentiana 'Blue Cross' Bottle Gentian thrives in shade, it can also handle sun with sufficient moisture. 'Blue Cross' is more drought tolerant than most Bottle Gentian, and resists excessive moisture in the winter.


  • Common Names: Bottle Gentian
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-draining
  • Height at Maturity: 12 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 15 inches
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Summer, fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.