20 - 30 cm
late August - September
well drained, moist, humus rich
acid - neutral - alkaline
hardy and free flowering
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.
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.