Bottle gentian is a blue-flowered woodland garden plant that grows to 1-2 feet in height.
Unlike most flowers the blossoms of the bottle gentian stay closed at the tip, looking almost like an old-fashioned Christmas light.
These beauties thrive in moist soils and cool shade, and typically do not flower until the Fall, serving as a later food source for bumblebees.
Source: seed originally from Maine. Wild Seed Project, southern Maine.
Gentiana clausa (Meadow bottle gentian)
SIZE: 1/2 quart pot type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: part sun/part shade water needs: moist to average soil height: 2' plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: August, September, October bloom color: purple, blue
good plant companions
Northern lady fern, canada lily, cardinal flower, great blue lobelia, New York Ironweed, asters
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)