Gentians are one of the elite alpine plants that gardeners drool over — and for good reason. Here at The Reserve, we have Gentiana x macaulayi “Kingfisher”, the child of two species: G. sino-ornata and G. farreri, both spectacular species themselves. We have this gorgeous gentian growing along the Japanese Garden trail near the pond inlet. Our Horticulture Director has been very impressed with its performance. It makes a sizable planting after just a few years in the ground. The pure blue flowers of this fall blooming plant perfectly complement the oranges and golds of autumn. All our visitors who pass it, bend down to admire its beauty.