• Water & Maintenance: Once established does well in moist and well-drained soils.
• Growth & Spread: Is a moderate grower. Can reach heights of up to 20 cm and spreads anywhere from 20 to 50 cm.
• Flourishing Season: Blooms appear in late summer to autumn
• Characteristics: Grass-like leaves with an elongated funnel-shaped flower that can be up to 5 or 6 cm in length
• Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm
This evergreen perennial has flowy, grass-like leaves. These leaves are relatively narrow and spread out forming the base of the plant. From these leaves, grow short stalks on which are beautiful blue, trumpet-shaped flowers. In some flowers, white streaks appear through the length of the petal.
This plant is also know as the “Autumn Gentian” or the “Showy Chinese Gentian”. As they were original discovered by a western botanist at the beginning of the 1900s in northwest Yunan province in China.
Some Gentians can be difficult to grow. Fortunately for this particular species, it is both one of the easiest gentians to grow and also one of the most beautiful for its deep-blue blooms.
They are trailing plants with long stems that slowly reach out over the landscape or pots in which they are placed.
They do well in lower moisture environments. And as such, can be great for rock gardens or areas filled with gravel.
These plants appreciate sun to partially shaded areas. Though in hotter climates are usually recommended for shelter from the intense afternoon sun. And they are good to divide and transplant in the early part of spring.
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