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Gentiana clausa (Bottle Gentian)  Very slow growing, tiny plants...

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Gentiana clausa (Bottle Gentian) Very slow growing, tiny plants...

$ 5.49
  • We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.

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  • Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.  
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Common Name:  Bottle Gentian

Attracts:  Bees

Use:  Naturalizing

Light:  Full Sun to Part Sun

Hardiness Zone:  4 to 7   USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Moist, Acid

Flower Time:  Mid August - Late September

Flower Color:  Blue/Purple 

Height:  1'-3'

Notes:  Gentiana clausa (Bottle Gentian) is striking in flower with distinct closed elliptical blue/purple balloons for flowers which bumblebees can pry open to reach the pollen and nectar.  Gentians are VERY SLOW growers, will be tiny when shipped and they will try your patience, but so worth the wait...

Native to Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic US:  Biota of North America, North America Plant Atlas. (BONAP/NAPA).

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