Gentiana cruciata

Crosswort Gentian

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

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A blue, free-flowering beauty

A great ground cover plant

Delightful blue gentian flowers

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The Gentiana cruciata, or Crosswort Gentian as it is commonly known, is a blue, free-flowering beauty that thrives in dappled shade. This great groundcover has dark green foliage and delightful blue gentian flowers which appear in August and September, creating a low, dreamy blue effect. So easy to grow, Gentiana cruciata looks great at the edge of borders; in a rockery or in woodland and it favours moist soil. This hardy perennial is also rabbit-proof, which is a great asset to those enjoying country gardens! Height: 30cm (12") Spread: 30cm (12")

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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dappled shade

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Flowering Months


2 gentiana plants in 1 litre pots (V59509P)
1 plant in 1 litre pot (V59508)

Plant gentians in full sun or part shade, on light, fertile, reliably moist soil in rock gardens, alpine troughs, raised beds and containers. On heavier soils, incorporate plenty of grit to improve drainage, prior to planting.
Water gentian plants regularly until they're fully established. Provide additional water during particularly hot, dry periods. Cut back faded gentian flowers to just above the rosette of foliage to keep plants tidy.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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