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Gentian sino-ornata in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gentiana sino-ornata

 

Gentian sino-ornata

Gentiana - gentians - are alpine plants that can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials. They have showy blue, usually trumpet-shaped flowers. 'Showy Chinese Gentian' is a lovely, acid liking, ground covering plant with fresh looking, green, grass type foliage. The blue trumpet shaped flowers are borne on very short stems and have stripe of white on the inner petals. Good rockery plant.

 
plant Features
  • Gentian sino-ornata likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Gentian sino-ornata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Gentian sino-ornata is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Gentian sino-ornata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Gentian sino-ornata

Latin name

Gentiana sino-ornata

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Gentianaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.6 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gentian sino-ornata likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Gentian sino-ornata is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Gentian sino-ornata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Gentian sino-ornata likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Gentian sino-ornata is 0.40meters x 0.10meters 0.40 M 0.10 M

Gentiana sino-ornata

Gentiana - gentians - are alpine plants that can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials. They have showy blue, usually trumpet-shaped flowers. 'Showy Chinese Gentian' is a lovely, acid liking, ground covering plant with fresh looking, green, grass type foliage. The blue trumpet shaped flowers are borne on very short stems and have stripe of white on the inner petals. Good rockery plant.


Propagating by offsets

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Offsets are the baby plants that form at the base of some bulbs, and they are an easy way to propagate a plant. When the offsets have grown large enough to handle - and, hopefully, have some roots of their own,- gently break them away from the mother plant. Plant the offsets in a container and keep the plant barely moist (but not wet) until the plant is establishes, and can be planted out.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Some gentians varieties flower in Spring, and some flower in Autumn

 

Planting in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant gentians in the Autumn, spaced 15 to 30 cm (or about 50cm if you are growing one of the taller Gentiana species). Plant in a sunny site in moist, acidic soil that is rich in humus.

 

Planting in Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant gentians in the Spring, spaced 15 to 30 cm (or about 50cm if you are growing one of the taller Gentiana species). Plant in a sunny site in moist, acidic soil that is rich in humus.

 
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