Gentiana 'True Blue' PP20433

Gentian

Photo Credit: Walters Gardens

Photo Credit: Walters Gardens


Gentiana 'True Blue' PP20433

Gentian

This hybrid gentian from hybridizer Darrell Probst is a real gem. It's easy to grow and long blooming with true royal blue flowers nestled among the glossy, green leaves lining the sturdy stems. The 2Ó long, upward-facing blossoms open just wide enough for butterflies and hummingbirds to feed. Eye-catching on the retail bench and in the landscape.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 7
  • Height: 24-30
  • Spread: 12-18
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 7
  • Height: 24-30
  • Spread: 12-18
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes