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Showy Chinese Gentian

Gentiana sino-ornata

Gentiana sino-ornata by Dutch Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

50cm

5cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Showy Chinese Gentian Overview

This small mat forming perennial has foliage that appears mossy and in autumn it produces bright blue trumpet shaped flowers.

Common problems with Showy Chinese Gentian

How to harvest Showy Chinese Gentian

Flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Showy Chinese Gentian

Division

Seed

Special features of Showy Chinese Gentian

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Showy Chinese Gentian

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