A picture of a Gentiana ornata

Gentiana ornata

Gentiana ornata

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5cm

Max

20cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Gentiana ornata Overview

This species of perennial is semi-evergreen, the leaves are produced in rosettes of linear medium green basal leaves. The flowers are single, pale blue, bell-shaped blooms in the autumn.

Common problems with Gentiana ornata

How to propagate Gentiana ornata

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 Gentiana ornata

Grown for their usually blue flowers. Is excellent for rock gardens and peat beds.