Gentiana clausa / Bottle Gentian
Few colors are more enthralling than the shifting blues of the bottle gentian. Truly a magnificent wildflower. Their tubular corollas are adapted for bumblebee pollination, as they are the only insects strong enough to pry open the flowers!
Native to moist meadows, shores, and woods.
Gentiana clausa blooms slightly earlier than Gentiana andrewsii, but is otherwise similar in size, form, and habitat. Only minute botanical characteristics separate them.
Height: 1′ – 2′ Blooms: late July, August, September, October
Siting: Average to moist soil, sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: Low
Quart, Cube, Quart