Gentiana sino ornata – Buy alpines


Large, beautiful blue trumpet flowers in the autumn.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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Gentiana sino ornata description

Beautiful ‘Gentian-blue’ trumpet flowers up to 5 cms in late summer and autumn. Stems are more lanky with not so many flowers as Gentiana Praecox.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Good for the front of a sunny or partly shaded border, hanging over a wall, in containers, or in an alpine bed or rock garden and requires acidic soil (ericaceous soil) that isn’t too dry. It is also happier in a humid atmosphere which means providing some shade in East Anglia and Southern Britain.

Gentiana sino ornata flowering in October
Gentiana sino ornata in October

The best position in the garden:

Sun in moister climates, or semi shade in dry areas.

Sun or semi shade

What type of soil:

Requires acidic soil (ericaceous soil).

How much moisture:


Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy, but will die if soil is alkaline or too dry.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 10 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .4 kg


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