Gentian - Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana


DESCRIPTION: Native to West and Central Asia. Belongs to the Gentianaceae family. Perennial with ovate leaves.  Semi-evergreen foliage. Trumpet shaped, deep blue flowers with a white throat. 

Height: 15 cm (6 in.)

Flowering: August-September

CULTIVATION

Zone: 3

Exposition: semi-shaded to sunny location

Soil: neutral, fertile and well-drained soil.

Germination temperature: 18-22ºC (64-72ºF)

Required time: 14-180 days

Special care:  Sow seeds indoors in January or February.  Cover with a thin layer of soil.  Substrate must be kept constantly moist but not wet.  Place trays at temperatures mentioned above.  If germination has not occurred within 4 weeks, place the tray in a cold place (-4-4ºC / 25-40ºF) for 6 weeks and gradually bring back to stated germination temperature. Once germination has occurred, place tray at 12ºC (54ºF).  Can be sown outside in autumn. Protect from the midday sun.


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