Bog Gentian Seeds

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Bog Gentian Seeds

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Yes.
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Northeastern North America.
Zones: 3-7 (2-8).

Bog Gentian, Gentiana linearis, or Narrowleaf Gentian, is a charming, medium sized, fall blooming, blue flowering, bog plant. Leaves are narrow, lance shaped, and paired opposite down the stem. Flowers are a blue with a tint of violet, and appear as closed blooms in sets pf 3 or more with singular flowers lower on the plant. Flowers are typically August through December, and give some of the last color in the bog before snows. It seeds readily. Gentians prefers the open, wet ares of bogs and meadows. Water with rain/distilled water. Bog Gentians add nice color to the Fall Bog Garden. They grow well in and among Pitcher Plants.

For Gentians, each portion is a rooted, growing plant and size refers to age: small (1-2 years), medium (2-4 years), large (5+ years old).

Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.

Note: Stratification is required to prepare seeds for germination. All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.

Height: 6" - 12+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: General Bog Mix.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5.
Light: Full to Partial Sun.
Use: Pretty blue Fall Flowers among carnivorous plants.

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