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Gentiana saxosa

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite veined brown
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Gentiana saxosa. This perennial species is an evergreen, the leaves are borne in basal rosettes of spoon-shaped to linear dark green leaves. The flowers are borne in the summer with bell-shaped white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will prefer sun or semi-shade with humus-rich, well drained. moist, neutral to acidic soil.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs and snails.

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