Stemless Gentian (Gentiana acaulis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7a
Plant Height: 3-6 inches
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: several weeks near freezing
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info: seeds need chilling or GA-3
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Discovering Alpine and Sub-Alpine PlantsDiscovering Alpine and Sub-Alpine Plants
May 8, 2012

I was a long time coming to the realization of the vast scope and variety of alpine plants. There are many of them that are easy to grow, if given the right conditions.

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-03-20
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-04-23  2:01 pm. Unusually early this year.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-04-306:56 pm. A blossom that invites you in.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-04-30 12:53 pm. Truly fairy blossoms. One can only but dream.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-05-01 2:40 pm. So vibrant a blue, when in the shade.
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Location: Austria-Zillertalske Alpy, Penken - Hoarberg 2480 mDate: 2006-07-26František Pleva
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 12:01 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower Colour: perennials by SunnyBorders Mar 17, 2017 8:43 AM 5
Flower upon the top of Mt Pilatus in Switzerland by Barker Aug 21, 2014 9:12 PM 7
Which Gentian? by SunnyBorders May 27, 2014 8:59 PM 3
March Color by gg5 Apr 1, 2013 10:05 PM 120

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