Gentiana saponaria

Soapwort Gentian

Gentianaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Garden flower for wet sites. Blooms in summer-early fall.
Propagation:Typically transplanted (don't harvest from the wild!). Difficult to grow from seed.
Availability:Friends
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Bumblebees are an important pollinator for this species.  Small beetles feed on the pollin.

Native Habitats:

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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