The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Gentianella quinquefolia, Stiff Gentian

Gentianella quinquefolia 

Stiff Gentian

  • Annual, Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • 24” tall, 12” to 24” wide
  • Lat summer to fall blooms
  • Native to Ontario, Short lived, Suited to meadow ecosystems

New to me this year, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/gentianella-quinquefolia-stiff-gentian-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

A very showy and late-blooming food source for bumblebees preparing for hibernation. Short lived but known to reseed if they like their growing conditions.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Masebrock and Joshua Mayer 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
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