Native Plant Database

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Bottle Gentian

Gentiana andrewsii
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

1 to
2
feet

Spread:

1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun or partial shade, preferably in rich, moist soil. Native to moist or wet praries and stream sides. Some shade late in the day. Plants are long lived. Slow growing. May be difficult to acquire.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

A beautiful late display of rich cobalt blue closed flowers. Bottle Gentian flowers form late summer well into fall in one to three clusters at the end of stems. The closed flowers have a tiny opening at the tip and are pollinated by bumblebees who push their way into the flowers.

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