Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Greater Fringed Gentian

Greater Fringed Gentian

Gentianopsis crinita (Gentiana crinita)

Part shade, wet to moderately wet moisture level, sandy soil, neutral to alkaline pH.  8-24 inches height, blooms in fall, blue flowers.

Germination Code: C(60), D.  Difficult from seed

Native Region:  ?

Biennial.  One of the most beautiful of the gentians with its delicately fringed petals and striking blue color.  To form a colony, seedlings must be set out for 2 consecutive years.  It is a wetland plant in Tennessee.

flower;sun/shade;wet;sand

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