Gentiana clausa
Meadow Bottle Gentian

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Meadow Bottle Gentian
Gentiana clausa


- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Dark green leaves form an upright plant through most of the summer months, creating a great background for other spring and summer flowers.  Come late summer, large buds form on the stem tips and deep blue-violet flowers bloom throughout September. Great massed to create cover for many critters.

Unique, deep blue flowers in late summer and fall
Petals never open so the flower looks like a bud
Bumblebees are strong enough to push past the closed petals
Foliage and roots are bitter-tasting, herbivores leave it alone
Slow growing but long lived perennial
Once established, needs little care

Native Range

Moist woods from Quebec south to Tennessee and North Carolina.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


Rain gardens are a useful way for homeowners as well as businesses to reduce runoff. Water is captured by a rain garden's appropriate native plants giving it a chance to slowly filter into the ground, reducing erosion and waterway pollution.




Prefers well-drained soils and part shade to full sun with slightly acidic to alkaline soils.


Mature Size: 18-24in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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