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Gentiana septemfida


Crested Gentian




Origin:  Asia.
Family
Gentianaceae
Genus
Gentiana
Species
septemfida
Category
Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
4a - 8b
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-20)
Temperature (°F)
5 - (-4)
Height
10 - 50 cm
Spread
10 - 50 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JulyAugustSeptember
Landscape
Border planting, informal/cottage gardens and rock gardens.
Cultivation
Full sun. Moist and well drained soils with a pH of acidic, neutral and alkaline. Prefers loam, chalk and sand.
Shape
Trailing and bushy.
Growth
Slow
Pests
Prone to slugs, snails and aphids. Prone to root rot.
Leaf Description
Trailing stems paired with ovate leaves.
Flower Description
Clusters of showy trumpet-shaped flowers that are 4 cm long.
Colour Description
The flowers are a bluish-purple. The leaves are green.
Notable Specimens
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Devon, Alberta, Canada.
Propagation
Seed and division.
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