Cream Gentian (Gentiana flavida)

Cream Gentian (Gentiana flavida)

Cream Gentian has bunches of cream-colored flowers at the top of unbranched stems. It can handle sun or part shade conditions in medium-moisture soils.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    Aug, Sept
Color:    Cream
Spacing:    1-2′
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Cream Gentian grows from a small clump, eventually having many stems, so plant other short grasses or sedges next to it. It makes quite a show with fall blooming yellow flowers such as Orange Coneflower.

Companion Plants

Bottle Gentian
Prairie Spiderwort
Ohio Spiderwort
Prairie Dropseed