Gentian

Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi (Hybrid Gentian) is a wonderful hybrid mix between a Colorado native and an Asian species. These gentian plants have fantastic deep blue, tubular flowers in late summer.
Zones4 - 7
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height6" tall
Mature Spread6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014582

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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6" 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).
More Information
SKUHC014582
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Hybrid Gentian
Botanical Name
Gentiana hybrid septemfida x parryi
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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.

Special comments:

  • 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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