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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Gentiana clausa Native Range Map

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart