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Stemless gentian

Gentiana acaulis

Large-flowered gentian, Gentianella, Trumpet gentian

This evergreen perennial can form a mat to 30cm in width. It has narrowly elliptic leaves and produces solitary deep blue, trumpet-shaped flowers spotted inside with green.

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Division
Divide offsets in spring.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Suitable for an alpine or rock garden.

Personality

Family
Gentianaceae
Flower colour
Blue, Cream
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, slugs & snails and suffer from soft rot.

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