Gentiana clausa

Closed Bottle Gentian

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Item #: 11524

Zones: 5b to 7b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Gentiana clausa, a North American native with a natural range from Maine south to western North Carolina, is a superb garden perennial. The deciduous stalks emerge in spring, stretching to 18", clothed with smooth green finger-sized leaves. In late summer, the upper part of the stalks are adorned with axillary clusters of 1-2" long royal blue flowers that never open. Native bees are one of the few insects with the brute force to be able to open the flowers and sip the nectar. Well drained soils, both slightly acidic and slightly alkaline, are satisfactory.