Prairie Gentian


Plant name: Prairie Gentian

Botanical name: Eustoma grandiflorum

Suggested by: Alan D. Bradshaw, Alplains (www.alplains.com)

Virtues:
It has late, long bloom period (August and September), spectacular flowers, and great foliage. Can be grown as an annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial.

Flower:
Vivid lavender blue with darker eyes.

Foliage:
Waxy blue leaves.

Habit: Upright, with several stems per plant and several flowers per stem.

Season: Late summer.

Companions:
Delosperma cooperi, D. dyeri—both groundcovers with red
to purple flowers.

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