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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Greater Fringed Gentian, Gentian Root
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 9 in to 12 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
USDA Zone: 3a-6b
Germination: Sow seeds on moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 30F for 1 month, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 200000
This rare blossom has been described as America’s loveliest wildflower, and was for a time nominated for the classification of national flower. Its celestial beauty inspired poetic praise from such greats as Bryant, Dickinson, and Thoreau, as well as being a popular motif and symbol in artistic works. The Gentiana genus was named after King Gentius, an ancient ruler of the kingdom of Illyria who, according to legend, discovered the many medicinal benefits of this family of plants. The species name “crinita” comes from the Latin word for “hairy,” referring to the finely fringed petals of the blossom.
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