Gentiana andrewsii
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Gentiana andrewsii

bottle gentian
closed gentian

  family gentianaceae 
  genus gentiana 

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Genus  Gentiana Species  andrewsii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bottle gentian   closed gentian Family  GENTIANACEAE Specimen number  S11494 Data source  HtZn p118;MedPl p214
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gentiana andrewsii can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It won't do too well if the winter temperatures are consistently above 5� Fahrenheit. Bottle gentian (also known as closed gentian) needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to partial shade is best for growing this plant. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  bitter Medicinal parts  Root Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Gentiana andrewsii has been traditionally used as a bitter. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the root.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gentiana andrewsii is a perennial. Flowers: Bottle gentian (locally known in some parts as closed gentian) has bottle shaped flowers with white bands. The flowers are most often a royal-blue color, with an accent in white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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