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Gentiana andrewsii - Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian - Gentiana andrewsii
SKU: 82
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Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) is the most common perennial gentian. It is a shorter plant with narrow leaves that are whorled or opposite below its clusters of flowers. It has bottle-like blue flowers that never actually open and look like a bud that form in tight clusters atop its stem or sometimes in axils of the upper leaves. The unusual blooms are pollinated exclusively by bumblebees who push their way into the flowers with their size and strength. It tolerates cold weather and frost, and blooms late summer into fall.


Soil Moisture:  Moderate, Wet

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Height:  1' - 2'

Spread:  1' - 2'

Hardiness Zone:  3 - 6

Bloom Color:  Blue

Bloom Time:  August, September, October

Attracts:  Bumblebees



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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