Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian growing on the edge of the Ottawa River in Bristol Township, Quebec.

Botanical Name: Gentiana andrewsii

Height: about 45 cm

Season of bloom: September

Growing Conditions: Full sun to light shade. Moist, calcareous soil.

Wildlife benefits: Only large bumblebees are strong enough to enter the flower and pollinate it.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

Remarks: Beautiful blue for the late summer garden.

Similar species: Closed Gentian. Fringed Gentian

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