Gentiana 'Strathmore'



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A hybrid selection of the Asiatic Gentians. In rich moist acidic soil such as what we have on our sunny pond edge, this will make a small carpet of green short grassy foliage which explodes in late summer and fall with masses of thumb-sized light blue trumpets. A nice patch of this stops people in their tracks. This whole group of the Asiatics just leaves us a little emotional in a good way except when we see one we don't have and then admiration quickly turns to lust which seamlessly transitions to avarice and then its a downward slide to shameful contemplations but before it gets to that point we've learned to either leave, pop some meds or call a sponsor. This is deciduous and dies back to little crown buds in the winter so don't panic.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Summer
  • Autumn