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.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Cream

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
4 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
6 Inches

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