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Closed Gentian
Gentiana clausa
Gentianaceae

Blue

Porcelain blue bottle-like flowers (1 to 1 ½”) from August through early October seem perpetually closed & change to blue-violet with age, glossy leaves up to 4 “ long in a whorl below the flowers, clay tolerant, good Rain Garden plant, likes acid soil. It’s fun to watch Bumblebees muscle their way into the flowers to pollinate them.

Moist
Sun To Part Shade
1-2’tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Perennial

Other names: Blind Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian

Native Range: ME south to the mountains of NC & TN. Rare in NY

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Surface sow outdoors in late winter & cover lightly with coarse sand

Closed Gentian Seed Packet $4.00
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