General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 8 - 15 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 15 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Crested Gentian
  • Gentian

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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2012-08-11
Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-08-14
Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-08-14

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-07-20
Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-08-22
Location: Betty Ford Alpine gardens
Date: 2019-08-26
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-22

photo credit: Kurt Stüber

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2008-07-27

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

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