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Gentiana sino-ornata
Showy Chinese Gentian
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft Spreader
1.225.400

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
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Late Summer
  Mid Fall

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Edging

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches


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