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This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii)

Zones 4 - 7
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-24" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Size Packet

Plant Information

Bottle Gentian is a rare addition to any wildflower garden. It produces violet-purple, large budding flowers and prefers full sun to partially sunny areas. It does best when planted in moist, rich soil and is found naturally along bodies of water.
Common Name Bottle Gentian
Botanical Name Gentiana andrewsii
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Packet 750
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To Northeastern North America
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Advantages Deer Resistant
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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Bottle Gentians require SHADE


from Bridgewater, Vermont

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  • Expanding Wild Patch


    Best Uses

    • Shade Required

    Comments about American Meadows Bottle Gentian Seeds:

    I have used to expand a wild patch

    Bottle Gentians require Shade !

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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