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Gentiana bavarica (Bavarian gentian)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.15m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gentiana bavarica

Other names

Bavarian gentian

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. bavarica - G. bavarica is a compact, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with broadly ovate to spoon-shaped, yellow-green leaves and, in mid- to late summer, dark blue flowers with broad, spreading petals.


Gentiana bavarica is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Sow seed in an open frame as soon as ripe. Separate and root offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Gentiana bavarica (Bavarian gentian) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in light, neutral to alkaline, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Needs shade from hot midday sun in areas with warm, dry summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Gentiana bavarica

Other names

Bavarian gentian

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. bavarica - G. bavarica is a compact, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with broadly ovate to spoon-shaped, yellow-green leaves and, in mid- to late summer, dark blue flowers with broad, spreading petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Sow seed in an open frame as soon as ripe. Separate and root offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gentiana bavarica (Bavarian gentian) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in light, neutral to alkaline, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Needs shade from hot midday sun in areas with warm, dry summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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