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Gentiana

'Shot Silk'


Shot Silk Gentian




Family
Gentianaceae
Genus
Gentiana
Cultivar
'Shot Silk'
Category
Perennials
USDA Hardiness Zone
6b - 7a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
-15 - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
5 - 15
Height
10 cm
Spread
50 cm
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Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
SeptemberOctoberNovember
General Description
An autumn bloomer with trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers that have a purple sheen.
Landscape
Perfect for an open border beside a path, or in a rock garden.
Cultivation
Grow in full in a moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Will spread to form ground cover.
Shape
Compact, low mounding habit.
Pests
Aphids, slugs, snails and red spider mites should be watched for, as well as rust fungus and botrytis.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Leaves are very narrow and deep green.
Flower Description
Flowers are upright and trumpet shaped, dark blue in colour with a purple sheen, blooming in autumn.
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