Mýrastigi

Swertia perennis

Star Gentian

Gentianaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

steel - lilac

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

moist, lime-rich

pH

hlutlaust - basískt

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Eurasia and N-America

Swertia is a genus in the gentian family, Gentianaceae. Most are alpine which often grow in wetlands and meadows so they grow best in moist soil.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in September - November.

Seed lightly covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 2 weeks and then moved outside until germination.

Is native to moist mountain meadows, often growing in lime-rich soil.

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