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Rainier Pleated Gentian
Gentiana calycosa
  
About Rainier Pleated Gentian (Gentiana calycosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant The herbaceous perennial plant Gentiana calycosa is a species of gentian known by the common name Rainier pleated gentian. It is native to the mid-elevation mountains of the western United States and Canada from the Sierra Nevada of California to the Canadian Cascades. The flower is a funnel-shaped cup opening into a five-petaled face 3 to 5 centimeters wide, in shades of deep blue to purple. The plant has hardy, thick green leaves on the thin red stems from which the flowers are borne. Like other gentians, G. calycosa is an attractive mountain wildflower good for use in alpine gardens.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
7.2 in tall

Form
Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 4 mos. stratification.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet meadows, slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 15.0" - 151.6", Summer Precipitation: 1.06" - 5.67", Coldest Month: 23.9" - 48.5", Hottest Month: 46.5" - 73.6", Humidity: 0.87" - 23.84", Elevation: 1074" - 10742"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mountain Bog Gentian


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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