Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi
Details6" tall x 6-8" wide. Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi (Hybrid Gentian) With clear blue, star-like flowers, Hybrid Gentian is a unique addition to a late summer garden. A hybrid mix between a Colorado native and an Asian species, this is a hardy, easy-care perennial that will thrive in well-drained soil in a full sun to partial shade location. Average moisture.(seed propagated).
|Common Name||Hybrid Gentian|
|Botanical Name||Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||6" tall|
|Mature Spread||6-8" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Ideal Region||West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips For Growing Gentiana (Gentian)
Gentiana (Gentian) is a large group of wildflowers found across the Northern Hemisphere renowned for their showy deep-blue flowers. It is often used medicinally by herbalists.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
- Gentians like moderate moisture levels in the soil and should be watered regularly.
- Deadheading is not necessary.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
- Gentians should be left standing over the winter and cut back in mid-spring to just above ground level.
- Many species are mountain wildflowers and appreciate afternoon shade in hotter climates.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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