20 - 30 cm
late August - September
well drained, moist, humus rich
acid - neutral
Gentiana is a large genus of around 400 species in the family Gentianaceae. It's distribution is alpine and temperate regions in Europe, Asia and America. The signature feature of the genus are exceptionally blue, trumpet shaped flowers.
Seed - sown in February - March.
Seed is just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. After germination, lower temperatures and plenty of light are needed so the seedlings won't become leggy.
Hardy and free flowering.