Hardy Plants

Gentiana sino-ornata

Type: semi-evergreen perennial
Family: Gentianaceae
Color: single pure blue with a white- and green-striped throat
Exposure: Full Sun, partial shade
Bloom Month: Autumn – Sept – October
Height: 2–3 in tall, with multiple prostrate stems 6–12 in long,
Shape: Low growing mat, 12-18”
Soil: well-drained soil with an acid or neutral pH; scree;
Moisture: average to moist – does not like alkaline soil
Origin: native to western China and Tibet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Propagation: Clumps may be easily divided in spring.
Notes: Also called ‘Showy Chinese Gentian’

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