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Directory of Wildflowers

Closed Gentian
Gentiana andrewsii

Closed Gentian
Closed Gentian

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 6 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Purple
 
Bloom Season
September - October
 

Features

Large blue or purple flower buds that never open.

Culture

Partial shade; consistently moist sites.

Notes

Found in wet prairies and meadows.