The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Gentiana andrewsii, Closed Bottle Gentian

Gentiana andrewsii

Closed Bottle Gentian

  • Full sun to part shade
  • Average to high moisture soil
  • 2' height, 12" to 18" spacing.
  • Fall Blooming
  • Ontario Native, Beginner Friendly, Happy in meadows and open woodlands, as well as cultivated gardens.

A very pretty, slow growing, late blooming perennial. Their blooms remain closed and are pollenated by bumblebees, which are strong enough to pry open the flowers and climb right inside them.

Photo by Hugowolf, Laval University, Krzysztof Ziarnek and Ryan Hodnett via Wikimedia Commons 


Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality