Gentiana alba (flavida)

Common name: Cream Gentian

Native plant

Cream Gentian has unique, glossy leaves and cream to light green flowers that are nearly closed at the tips. Blooming occurs in late summer and lasts a month to a month and a half. Flowers are pollinated almost exclusively by bumblebees.  Although its color and stature can cause it to get a bit lost in a crowded prairie, it can be a great specimen plant in the garden.  Prefers consistent moisture and cooler temperatures, and the leaves can become bleached or even scorched during the hot, dry summer months.

Limited availability.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
4 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
6 Inches
Growth rate
Flower color

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