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Gentiana 'Little Pinkie' (Gentian 'Little Pinkie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gentiana 'Little Pinkie'

Other names

Gentian 'Little Pinkie'

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Pinkie' _ 'Little Pinkie' is a compact, cushion-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rosettes of narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and short-stemmed, trumpet-shaped, purple-pink flowers from early summer into autumn.


Gentiana 'Little Pinkie' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Purple-pink in Summer; Purple-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

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

Separate and root offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Division


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Where to grow

Gentiana 'Little Pinkie' (Gentian 'Little Pinkie') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in light, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun. May need 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

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

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 'Little Pinkie'

Other names

Gentian 'Little Pinkie'

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Pinkie' _ 'Little Pinkie' is a compact, cushion-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rosettes of narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and short-stemmed, trumpet-shaped, purple-pink flowers from early summer into autumn.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink in Summer; Purple-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation

Separate and root offsets in spring.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gentiana 'Little Pinkie' (Gentian 'Little Pinkie') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in light, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun. May need 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

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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