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Gentiana dahurica

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Gentiana dahurica - Gentian

More About Gentiana dahurica

  • Dark blue, tubular flowers with a white throat
  • Blooms are held at the ends of the stems, as well as in the nodes of the leaves
  • Glossy, long, narrow, deep green leaves
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

The roots of the gentian species contain some of the most bitter compounds known to man and make an excellent tonic for the digestive system.

Zone:

4

Height:

30-35 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Blue (deep)
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Gentian Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, acidic, well-drained soil, in partial shade and where it is protected from the hot, afternoon sun. Tolerant of full sun with adequate moisture. Winter wet sites may result in root rot. Primarily grown in alpine habitats where summers are cool and damp.


Gentiana dahurica Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge