Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
6-12 in. W X 9-12 in. W
Tubular flower in vivid blue to purple; closed at first and appearing closed at maturity
Bloom Time Notes:
Opposite; pointed lanceolate; sessile (no petiole).
A capsule with numerous thin elliptical seeds
Pollinated by bees that squeeze in
Moist meadows; wooded slopes; damp roadside ditches.
Division in early spring or seeds.
Sun or Shade:
Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria) grows in partial shade to full sun; moist acid soil; needs little care beside keeping them free of weeds. Clusters of vivid blue to purple flowers provide fall interest
Other Common Names: Harvestbells