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Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana ‘Select’
Summer Gentian
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft Spreader
1.225.070

The Summer Gentian is one of the easiest types for average garden conditions. It form a low, trailing mound of deep green, with cobalt-blue trumpet flowers appearing among the leaves in mid to late summer. While not as showy as the fall blooming types, these are much easier to grow. Nice in the rock garden, for edging or cascading from a wall. Also suitable for growing in alpine troughs or mixed containers. Plants are easily divided in early spring. In hot summer climates this performs best with afternoon shade. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Edging
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches


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