Gentian True Blue

 
Blue and Purple Gentian True Blue, Gentiana, Gentian View Larger Image

Regular Price: $19.98

Sale $9.99

per Plant - 3.5" pot You save: 50%
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Just like its name, this Gentian’s blooms are true, vivid blue with rich, green clumps of foliage. A unique addition to any garden. PP#20433 (Gentiana)

Zones 4 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-30" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 1GENT

Plant Information

Plant the Gentiana True Blue in the spring and in late summer through fall, its vivid blue flowers will put on a spectacular show in your garden. Hardy in zones 4-7, the Gentiana will do well in full sun to partial shade. It is also deer resistant.
SKU 1GENT
Common Name Gentian
Botanical Name Gentiana
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsGentian True Blue
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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5.0

I have a new absolutely favorite flower

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from Youngstown ohio

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

    I love everything about this plant/flower! The color is outstanding. It came well packaged & ready to plant. Bloomed a couple days after planting!

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    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Mixed Results

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    from Maryland

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    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

        I bought three of these plants for me [Maryland] and three for a friend in Chicago. Her plants did well as evidenced by a picture she sent me. Mine did not. I planted in new supplemented soil, watered during a dry hot summer and mine withered. Perhaps Maryland is getting too hot for some plants.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stunning blue

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        from Madison, WI

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

          Planted four plants this spring and all four have brilliant cobalt blue blossoms. The plants have not experienced a Wisconsin winter yet so hopefully the zone 4 rating is correct. The blue color gets a lot of compliments so if they make it through the winter I plan to get more and plant them throughout the flower gardens.

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Dont know if I would buy again

          By 

          from north brunswick nj

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

              2 out of the three died.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Just starting to bloom

              By 

              from Philadelphia Pa

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                Cons

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                  Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

                  Had problems with all flowers

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                  • Personal

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Will buy more

                  By 

                  from Plainwell, Mi.

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                  Pros

                  • BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR
                  • Still Blooming Mid Oct

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Eye catcher
                  • Show piece

                  Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

                  Seems to grow fine, not too fast though. It is not bothered by any bugs.Survived the Michigan winter with ease. I want to grow a large grouping in one garden, the blue really catches your eye.Bloomed the first year after planting

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exactly as photographed

                  By 

                  from New Castle, IND

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                  Pros

                  • Vivid color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Play Off Other Bold Color

                    Comments about American Meadows Gentian True Blue:

                    It is not often the photo matches the flower. Most photos are saturated with color and causes disappointment after the flowers appear. This flower by the late summer matched the photo. It is supposed to get taller. Looks great with Tiki Torch Coneflower. I am getting more this year.

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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