Gentiana sino-ornensis

Gentiana sino-ornata

Gentian

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gentiana sino-ornata
  • Common name: Gentian
  • Family: Gentianaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Many gentians are notoriously fickle plants, difficult to cultivate and in some cases reluctant to flower. However Gentiana sino-ornata is not only one of the easiest and most reliable gentians, but also one of the loveliest. It bears spectacular 5cm bright blue trumpet-shaped flowers from early to mid-autumn, protruding on short stalks from the mat of almost mossy textured light green foliage.It’s the perfect plant for a rock garden or container display, such as an alpine trough.

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Grow Gentiana sino-ornata in neutral to acidic soil in full sun. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Gentiana sino-ornata

  • Plant size

    8cm height

    20cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Gentiana sino-ornata and wildlife

Gentiana sino-ornata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gentiana sino-ornata poisonous?

Gentiana sino-ornata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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