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Closed Gentian
Gentiana clausa


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.

Sun To Part Shade
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b

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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