Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata

Gentiana sino-ornata

Showy Chinese Gentian

Gentinaceae

Height

5 - 10 cm

Flower colour

cobalt blue

Flowering time

September - October

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

fairly hardy, given the right soil conditions

Plant range

N-China

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 January.

Seed is just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) for 3-4 weeks. If the seed hasn't germinated it should be refrigerated for 2-4 weeks and then stored again at 20°C (68°F) until germination. 

Flowers very late. Needs a sunny position for flowers to open. Needs neutral or slightly acid soil, avoid lime.

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