Showy Chinese Gentian

Gentiana sino-ornata

profile iconGentiana sino-ornata
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profile iconGentiana sino-ornata
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This small mat forming perennial has foliage that appears mossy and in autumn it produces bright blue trumpet shaped flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Autumn

Harvesting

Flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

China, Asia

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant suits being used as underplanting in woodland or cottage gardens. It can also be included in rock or containers.

Personality

Family

Gentianaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, slugs and snails. It can also suffer from foot & root rot.
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