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.

Gentianopsis crinita, Greater Fringed Gentian

Gentianopsis crinita

Greater Fringed Gentian

  • Annual, Biennial or very short lived Perennial
  • High moisture to wet soils
  • Full sun
  • 12” tall, 4” to 6” wide
  • Lat summer to fall blooms
  • Native to Ontario, Short lived, Best in wet meadows

New to me this year, grown from seeds from Ottawa Wildflower Seed and Prairie Moon Nursery 

Very showy but reportedly particular about location, preferring consistently moist soil conditions. 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 Robert H. Mohlenbrock and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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