A unique plant with striking blue, closed flowers whose shape give this gentian its common name.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Humus
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Sep-Oct
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bumblebees, which are one of the few insects that can access the inside of the flower. Bitter foliage deters herbivores, but new growth is occasionally browsed by deer.