PlantsGentiana→Closed Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

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
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 3
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Violet
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees

Two color forms, a rich medium blue and a light blue form

Comments:
Posted by mom2goldens (Carmel, IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 29, 2011 5:32 PM

In zone 5, this plant blooms later in the season (late summer) and adds a beautiful blue color to the garden. It seems to grow fairly slowly, and does not spread aggressively. Does not seem to be picky about soil conditions or need frequent watering. The shape of the flower really is a unique look among other flowers blooming at the same time.

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