Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi (Hybrid Gentian) is a wonderful hybrid mix between a Colorado native and an Asian species. These gentian plants have fantastic deep blue, tubular flowers in late summer.
Zones4 - 7
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 6" tall
Mature Spread6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 2.5" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6" tall x 6-8" wide. Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi (Hybrid Gentian) With clear blue, star-like flowers, Hybrid Gentian is a unique addition to a late summer garden. A hybrid mix between a Colorado native and an Asian species, this is a hardy, easy-care perennial that will thrive in well-drained soil in a full sun to partial shade location. Average moisture.(seed propagated).
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Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Hybrid Gentian
Botanical Name
Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi
4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Gentiana (Gentian)

Gentiana (Gentian) is a large group of wildflowers found across the Northern Hemisphere renowned for their showy deep-blue flowers. It is often used medicinally by herbalists.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Gentians like moderate moisture levels in the soil and should be watered regularly.
  • Deadheading is not necessary.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Gentians should be left standing over the winter and cut back in mid-spring to just above ground level.
  • Many species are mountain wildflowers and appreciate afternoon shade in hotter climates.

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