Gentian - Plant
Common name: Gentiana andrewsii
Color: green-yellow, tinged with purple colour.
Bloom time: October
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
It is probably easiest to grow Gentiana species such as Gentian from plants purchased from garden centres; even then these are not the easiest of plants to grow.
Once you have Gentiana seedlings transplant them into the garden in the autumn or spring at a spacing of 15 to 30 cm (most Gentiana varieties) or about 50cm if you are growing one of the taller Gentiana species.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20 to 25 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Not the easiest species to grow or look after, Gentiana requires a moist soil, so water regularly but do not drench the plants; never disturb the roots or move the plants during the growing season.
- br> If you require more Gentiana plants it is best to purchase them from a garden centre; or very carefully propagate Gentiana by division once they have finished blooming.
Best in part shade areas of rock gardens, woodland or shade gardens, wild flower gardens, native plant gardens or along streams or ponds. Also may be grown in shady areas of borders.
- The plant is used in folk medicine to treat diabetes mellitus, rheumatisum, abdominal ulcers, hernia, swelling, itching and insect poisoning.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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