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Gentiana saxosa (Gentiana saxosa )

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.07m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gentiana saxosa

Other names

Gentiana saxosa

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. saxosa - G. saxosa is a low-growing, evergreen perennial with basal rosettes of spoon-shaped to linear, fleshy, dark green leaves, often flushed purple-brown and, in summer, short leafy stems bear upright, bell-shaped, white flowers with pale green or purple-brown veining.


Gentiana saxosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

White in Summer

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 methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Gentiana saxosa (Gentiana saxosa ) will reach a height of 0.07m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist,well-drained, humus-rich 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, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Gentiana saxosa

Other names

Gentiana saxosa

Genus

Gentiana Gentiana

Species

G. saxosa - G. saxosa is a low-growing, evergreen perennial with basal rosettes of spoon-shaped to linear, fleshy, dark green leaves, often flushed purple-brown and, in summer, short leafy stems bear upright, bell-shaped, white flowers with pale green or purple-brown veining.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

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 methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gentiana saxosa (Gentiana saxosa ) will reach a height of 0.07m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist,well-drained, humus-rich 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, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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