Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Striped Gentian, Sampson’s Snakeroot

Striped Gentian, Sampson’s Snakeroot

Gentiana villosa

Part sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich soil, moderately acid pH.  1-2 feet height, blooms in fall, greenish white flowers.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide

Flowers have purple stripes.  Attracts bees.


One response to “Striped Gentian, Sampson’s Snakeroot

  1. mr silva February 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    is this variety of gentian the same as bottle gentian?
    i hope it is because their color will compliment the purple coneflowers that i’m also hoping to grow.

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