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Gentiana sino-ornata


Showy Chinese gentian

Good ground cover plant

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

This gentian is native to western China.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn
Flowering September - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Light sandy, Loam
Light exposure Full shade
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
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, Gravel garden, Rock garden, Wildlife gardens