Gentiana andrewsii

Common name: Bottle Gentian

Native plant

Bottle gentian is most often found in moist areas near streams and ponds. Typically grows 1-2' tall and features tight clusters of tubular,deep blue flowers which never open. The closed flowers have a tiny opening at the tip and are pollinated by bumblebees that push their way in. Flower clusters appear at the tops of the stems or in the upper leaf axils in late summer to early autumn. Best in part shade areas.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 1
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
8 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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