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Commonly known as Willow gentian
Semi-evergreenKeeps 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
BlueDark to light blue
HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy 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 sunWhere summers are cool and damp
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs, snails, aphids and red spider mite under glass, gentian rust, various stem rotsPlace of originMountains of central and southern Europe, Turkey
Flower ShapeTrumpetTo 5cm (2in) long
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-richNeutral to acid soil