Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Gentiana crinita -  Fringed Gentian

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Gentiana crinita 

To view the natural range of the Fringed Gebtian visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service site.

Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis crinita - is listed on the Ohio Department of Natural Resourse Rare Native Plant list (2010-2011) as potentially threatened.
Fringed Gentian
Nodding Onion Garden's Gentiana crinita

Cultivation Information 

Gentiana crinita


Pronounced -  gen-tee-ANN-ah
Height - 1 to 3 feet
Flower Color - blue
Blooms -
Sun - Sun to part sun

Zone - 3 to 8 ( biennial)

Soil - moist
pH - 5.5 to 7.0

Famiy - Gentianaceae

gentiana crinita
The treasured Gentiana crinita

Wildlife Significance 
Fringed Gentian 

Nectar Source -Long -tongued bees

Fringed Gentian
Fringed Gentian
Thou waitest late, and comest alone
When woods are bare and birds have flown,
And frost and shortening days portend
The aged year is at end....

William Cullen Bryant
Fringed Gentian - wildflower
Fringed Gentian
Fringed Gentian stays closed on cloudy days and opens when the sun shines.

Fringed Gentian  opened
Nodding Onion Gardens 2015

Seed Provenance -

Nodding Onion Gardens - 2014 & 2015 - Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2010 & 2017