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Gentiana makinoi Marsha

Upright Autumn Gentian

Lovely deep blue flowers continue into autumn

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

This gentian grows and flowers better in cool damp summers and is quite at home in the UK

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn
Flowering August - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 65 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Light sandy
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage or informal garden, Flower borders and beds, Wildlife gardens