Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 5 cm
Plant Spread: 10 cm
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: GA-3 is helpful for Gentiana germination.

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  MayHoney Bees in the Garden: May
May 5, 2011

May is a month that showcases flowers for special days. Flowers for May Day, flowers for Mother's Day, flowers for Memorial Day and flowers for the honey bees.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 2:30 PM

Alpine bees may get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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