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Spring Gentian

Gentiana verna

Also known as

Star Gentian, Lucy Of Teesdale, Vernal gentian

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Spring Gentian Overview

This is a spring flowering perennial, growing about 5cm high, It will form a compact clumps of basal rosettes of broadly ovate leaves. The flowers are produced in short upright stems which bear single bright blue blooms with a white throat and spreading petals in early spring.

Common problems with Spring Gentian

How to propagate Spring Gentian

Division

Propagate by division or offshoots in spring. Divide autumn flowering species and G.clusii every 3 years in early spring and replant in fresh soil.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Spring Gentian

Rock garden.