Gentiana saponaria

soapwort gentian


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      blue,purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


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: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


Bumblebees are an important pollinator for this species.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: