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| Cross Gentian|
Leaves are basal in rosettes, dark green and lanceolate with an almost leathery quality and grow in a decussate, or X formation, on purplish stems. Striking blue flowers are small, campanulate, with four lobes and in terminal or axillary clusters.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded
Plant Use: In beds and borders.
Width: Minimum: 12 inches Maximum: 16 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: More forgiving than most Gentians, it is reportedly the easiest to grow.