Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida
Gentiana septemfida

Gentiana septemfida

Crested Gentian

Gentianaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

cobalt blue

Flowering time

late August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy and free flowering

Plant range

Central- and W-Asia

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:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in September - January.

Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 2-4 weeks and then stored outside until germination. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F). 

Hardy and easy to grow.

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