AWARD

GENTIANA asclepiadea

Commonly known as Willow gentian

Deep blue trumpet-shaped flowers on arching stems
Further Reading....
  • 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

GENTIANA asclepiadea

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch

 

  • 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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Gentiana - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

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