Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa
Gentiana paradoxa

Gentiana paradoxa

Caucasian Gentian

Gentianaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

cobalt blue

Flowering time

late August - September

Foliage colour

light green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Caucasian mountains

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.

Propagation:


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.

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