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Gentiana asclepiadea - 2009


By Andrewr

Gentiana asclepiadea - 2009 (Gentiana asclepiadea)

Clump forming herbaceous perennial with arching stems, growing up to three feet in semi shade. Protect early growth from slugs and snails

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Very nice. :-) Acid soil?

10 Aug, 2009


No, this one likes a woodland soil and can take lime in its stride. Mine is planted right beside a path so will have got its roots into the mortar as well as the soil

10 Aug, 2009


Ha! I shall make a note, then!

10 Aug, 2009


There's also a white form and a very rare pink one

10 Aug, 2009


Oh Andrew - please stop tempting me! :-((

10 Aug, 2009


Love how it hangs and bueatiul colour and shape of flower

12 Aug, 2009


There is also a lovely new named form called 'Phyllis' with lighter, two tone blue flowers.

13 Aug, 2010


Love it.

14 Sep, 2013


I suspect that this plant was growing up the mountains in Italy! I'll write a blog and include my photo when I've got time - but it looks like it to me.

21 Sep, 2013


Spritz - you could well be right. The RHS book says it's a native of mountains of central and southern Europe, plus Turkey

21 Sep, 2013


I thought so. I bought a book on alpine flowers (in Italian!) and found a photo of the ones I saw - lots and lots of them! :-))

24 Sep, 2013

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