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Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
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Gentiana sino-ornata

Showy Chinese Gentian

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.225.400

Also called Autumn Gentian. This is highly treasured for the rich display of flowers in late summer and fall. It forms a trailing mat of fresh green grassy foliage, with big upfacing trumpet-shaped blooms in the most amazing shades of true blue. Requires evenly moist, acidic soil. Moderately easy to grow, but best in a rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough. Clumps may be easily divided in spring. Give afternoon shade in warm summer regions. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

Further details for
Gentiana sino-ornata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Rabbit Resistant
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.