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Gentiana asclepiadea


This clumping woodland native has arching stems with mid-green foliage and trumpet-shaped dark to light blue flowers in axilliary clusters. It loves part-shade and associates well with ferns and shade grasses like Hakonechloa, Millium effusum ‘Aureum’ and Carex elata ‘Bowles Golden’. Willow gentian is one of the best and easiest gentians for the garden.

Common Name: Willow Gentian

Family: Gentianaceae (The Gentian Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Scrub, grassy and forest habitats above 1000 metres altitude.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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