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Gentians are the inspiration for the name of a color: gentian blue. Their star-shape trumpet flowers are usually the deepest, richest blue with a touch of purple -- definitely in a color category all by themselves.
The plants are a varied group. White, red, and yellow types are also available. Some plant forms are low-growing alpine sorts, excellent for rock gardens, as well as some taller ones, suited to damp woodland sites. The spectacular flowers make a strong impact in rock gardens and borders alike.
Part Sun, Shade, Sun
Under 6 inches to 8 feet
6 inches to 2 feet wide