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Gentiana alba - Cream Gentian

Cream Gentian (Gentiana alba) taken by Allendan Seed Company
SKU: 81
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Cream Gentian (Gentiana alba) are a slow-growing, but long-lived perennial once established. It has a stiff, unbranched smooth stem with olive green leaves that are mainly opposite and clasp the central stem except for the three leaves just beneath the uppermost flowers are whorled. The upper half of the plant forms 2 - 7 tube-shaped cream flowers from the leaf axils and remain nearly-closed. Bumblebees are the main pollinators of this plant since they are the only insect strong enough to pry open its flowers and expose the nectar.


Soil Moisture:  Moderate, Dry

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Height:  1' - 3'

Spread:  1' - 2'

Hardiness Zone:  4 - 7

Bloom Color:  Cream

Bloom Time:  August, September

Attracts:  Bumblebees, Hummingbirds



Gentiana is a genus of flowering plants with about 400 species, and are commonly called Gentians. They are most known for their large trumpet-shaped flowers, and can be mainly found in alpine habitats of temperate regions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Gentian flowers are usually blue, but they can come in a handful of other colors depending on their location. Gentian root has been used in various beverages, and it has been used as a common flavoring for bitters. Gentian has also been used in herbal medicine to treat various ailments from, digestive problems, fever, hypertension, muscle spasms, parasitic worms, wounds, cancer, sinusitis, and malaria.

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