Common Name: Cross Gentian
This Gentian sets itself apart from the species by its intense blue violet flowers on compact, durable, drought resistant plants.
From midsummer into early fall, clusters of small, 4-petaled flowers open and bloom at the nodes. At each node, the spoon-shaped leaves meet at angles to form a cross, thus the name Cross Gentian.
This perennial looks great in rock gardens and also makes a nice cut flower.
Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.