Gentian asclepiadea /Willow Gentian

Gentian asclepiadea    / Gentian asclepiadea
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

Flowers atop stems

Close view of flowering plant

Many flowers produced on each stalk

Has arching stems that bend groundward when flowers present

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Scientific Name: Gentian asclepiadea
Common Name: Willow Gentian
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This selection has arching stems an relatively low gerowing perennials. Has trumpet shaped flowers in late summer and fall. Use in alpline or rock gardens. Does best in areas of light shade.