Wooden Surface

Gentiana andrewsii

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)

  • details

    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

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)