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Bottle Gentian - Gentiana andrewsii

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Phonetic: jen-shee-AN-uh an-DROO-see-eye

Bottle Gentian is a late summer to fall bloomer that has deep blue flowers that resemble flower buds. It thrives in part shade in fertile and moist well drained soils. It is a great addition to a garden in dappled sunlight or along a pond's edge. Although it is slow growing, it is a long lived perennial. It is a popular perennial for a more formal garden due to it's growth habit and striking appearance. Bumble bees are the main pollinator, prying open the flowers to gain access to their nectar rich blooms. Bottle Gentian is one of the native plants favored by the endangered Rusty Patched Bumblebee.

  • Hardiness: 3-6
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Part Shade
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: August, September, October
  • Soil Type: Medium to Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 2'H, 1.5'W
  • Plant Spacing: 18"
  • Host Plant: 
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Advantages: Deer resistant, clay soil tolerant
  • Landscape Uses: Woodland gardens, cottage gardens, rain gardens
  • Companion Plants: Goldenrods, Asters, Orange Coneflower, Little Blue Stem, Sedges