TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Gentiana sp., Gentian

Click to see full-size image
Gentiana septemfida

Gentiana sp.

Gentian
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Asia, Europe and the Americas
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a cosmopolitan genus, occurring in alpine habitats of temperate regions of Asia, Europe and the Americas.

True sapphire blue upward-facing 2" flowers mingle with the emerald green foliage producing long-blooming garden treasures. Flowers sparkle with the morning dew. Prolific flowering occurs up and down the stems on each node from midsummer into early fall. The smooth, mid-green, lance-shaped leaves form a nice sized clump that is perfectly proportioned for the middle of the flower border. Compact and well-branched habit. A charming addition to the hard to find "blues" in perennials. Easier to grow than most Gentians, this beauty sends up a multitude of flowers, often blooming right into fall. Prefers full sun to part shade, but should be protected from the afternoon sun in regions with hot, humid summers. Well-drained soil with average moisture.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/gentiana_sp.htm