Arctic Gentian (Gentiana algida)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7a
Plant Height: 4 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: White with purple splotches to Greenish--white with purple splotches.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant

Credit NPS Jacob W. Frank

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Date: 2012-07-25Credit NPS Jacob W. Frank
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