Prairie Gentian

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...
Author:
Publish date:



Plant name: Prairie Gentian

Image placeholder title

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.