Star Gentian
Swertia perennis

Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Swertia (SWER-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: perennis (per-EN-is) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 28, 2006, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Star Gentian is a wild flower found in moist woodlands and sub-alpine meadows of Alaska. In cultivation it will form large, very attractive clumps. It would be a desirable addition to any Northern garden.