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GENTIANA asclepiadea

Commonly known as Willow gentian

Deep blue trumpet-shaped flowers on arching stems

individually £13.00 each, 3+ £11.00 each

 

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - lance-shaped, pointed leaves 5-8cm (2-3in) long, in pairs or whorls of 3
  • Blue - dark to light blue
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming herbaceous perennial with erect, then arching, stems. Produces flowers in axillary clusters of 2-3.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - where summers are cool and damp
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, snails, aphids and red spider mite under glass, gentian rust, various stem rots
  • Place of origin - mountains of central and southern Europe, Turkey
  • Flower Shape - Trumpet - - to 5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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75cm (30in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

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