Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Gentiana scabra

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Rough Gentian
Lovely for Your Garden
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$8.50/1 qt.; $12.50/geranium pot
$8.50/1 qt., $10.50/geranium pot

Gentiana scabra, or Rough Gentian is fairly easy to grow, by Gentian standards.  It does well in bright light (partial shade is fine), and well drained organic soil. Like most gentians, this one is a lovely shade of purple-blue and is quite floriferous.

Here is some general advice for growing gentians:

- gentians don’t like to be disturbed (don’t disturb their roots)

- lots of light

- keep soil moist and well-drained

- try to mimic natural conditions for each species

- sometimes germination can take years, it is easier to start with plants.

- some species need chilling after they have been sown.

- some species have mycorrhizae (they live in symbiosis with fungi)

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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