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Gentiana sino-ornata
Showy Chinese Gentian
Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft Spreader

Also called Autumn Gentian. This is highly treasured for the rich display of flowers in late summer and fall. It forms a trailing mat of fresh green grassy foliage, with big upfacing trumpet-shaped blooms in the most amazing shades of true blue. Requires evenly moist, acidic soil. Moderately easy to grow, but best in a rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Give afternoon shade in warm summer regions. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Late Summer
  Mid Fall

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

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