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Gentiana depressa (Gentiana depressa)

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0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gentiana depressa

Other names

Gentiana depressa

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. depressa - G. depressa is a tufted to cushion-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with dense, overlapping, ovate, dark green leaves and, in autumn, bell-shaped flowers with pale green tubes and blue petal lobes.


Gentiana depressa is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Clump-forming

Flower

Green, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Soft rot Soft rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Divide offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Gentiana depressa (Gentiana depressa) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in reliably moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil. Plant in full sun where summers are cool and damp. Provide shade from hot sun in areas with warm, dry summers. Suitable for an alpine or rock garden.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Gentiana depressa

Other names

Gentiana depressa

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. depressa - G. depressa is a tufted to cushion-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with dense, overlapping, ovate, dark green leaves and, in autumn, bell-shaped flowers with pale green tubes and blue petal lobes.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Green, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Soft rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Divide offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gentiana depressa (Gentiana depressa) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in reliably moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil. Plant in full sun where summers are cool and damp. Provide shade from hot sun in areas with warm, dry summers. Suitable for an alpine or rock garden.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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