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
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.
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
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)