GENTIANA SEEDS

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  1. GENTIANA MAKINOI

    This semi-evergreen gentian has clusters of electric-blue flowers atop its upright stems, clad in dark-green, ovate leaves in late summer and early autumn. It prefers partial shade, although it will grow in full sun provided the soil remains moist, and is even good in containers or for adding late colour to a border. ... Learn More

    $3.38

  2. GENTIANA MAKINOI ALBA

    This is the albino version of this semi-evergreen gentian with clusters of pure white flowers, striped darker outside, atop its upright stems, clad in dark-green ovate leaves in late summer and early autumn. It prefers partial shade, although it will grow in full sun provided the soil remains moist, and is even good in containers or for adding late colour to a border. It is native to North America from Manitoba through Ontario in the north and south to Oklahoma, Arkansas and North Carolina. It is listed as rare, endangered, threatened or even extinct in parts of this range. ... Learn More

    $3.51

  3. GENTIANA MOORCROFTIANA

    Clusters of pale blue to dark mauve, tubular, funnel-shaped flowers are borne from early summer until autumn on this showy much-branched plant. In the wild it grows up to nearly 5,000m in the Himalayas. ... Learn More

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  4. GENTIANA OCCIDENTALIS

    This rare and magnificent plant, which displays freely-borne dark blue flowers, is an endemic of the high Pyrenean mountains. It is usually found at altitude, often at over 7,000 feet, and invariably growing on alpine pastures in association with other plants, where it can be distinguished from its cousin, Gentiana acaulis, by its tighter habit and smaller leaves. ... Learn More

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  5. GENTIANA OLIVIERI

    This rare, exceptionally beautiful gentian opens its unusually-large, white-throated, up-facing blue flowers, normally three to ten in terminal clusters on shortish stems, in late spring to summer. In the wild, it grows on grassland over limestone, marl or clay at up to 2300m in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and eastwards to the Tien Shan mountains. ... Learn More

    $3.63

  6. GENTIANA PARADOXA

    From the the Caucasus comes this gem with small grass-like leaves and the largest flowers we have seen on any gentian. The huge upturned, pointed, white-throated blue trumpets elicit more garden comments than any other gentian, all summer and autumn. ... Learn More

    $3.51

  7. GENTIANA PNEUMONANTHE

    These perennial Eurasian gentians grow branching stems of sky-blue funnel-shaped flowers, which sometimes stay clasped half shut waiting for sunny days. They are natives of damp open heaths and marshes. The flowers were once used as a source of blue dye, whilst the tough fibrous roots were employed herbally for putative alimentary cures......(Not recommended) ... Learn More

    $3.14

  8. GENTIANA PURPUREA

    Common in the Alps, but very rare in gardens, is this lovely, very long-lived relative of Gentiana lutea. Clusters of reddish-purple tubular flowers are held on strong stems which arise from great tufts of thick, aspidistra-like leaves. ... Learn More

    $2.95

  9. GENTIANA SCABRA BUERGERI

    This lovely late-flowering gentian, one of the most famous of the hybrids, opens abundant blossoms from August up to the beginning of November, its dazzling-blue, bell-shaped flowers covering the leaves. Darker than the normal pale blue form, this is one of the very few gentians to possess any perfume or fragrance, and it has been used to create special cosmetics in China and Japan. Traditionally, this plant is used in Chinese medicine as a cure for liver diseases and intestinal troubles, whilst its roots provide an extremely bitter substance to stimulate the appetite, and in olden times the plant was used as a famine food, none of which uses we recommend! ... Learn More

    $3.51

  10. GENTIANA SEPTEMFIDA

    This perpetual favourite grows as a low dome of leafy stems bearing terminal clusters of bell-shaped purple-blue flowers and is probably the easiest of the attractive gentians. ... Learn More

    $2.95

  11. GENTIANA STRAMINEA

    Dense terminal clusters of snow white, delicately-marked flowers open, very late in the season, on arching stems with fleshy, broadly lanceolate leaves. This completely hardy native of sub-alpine meadows in Western China is easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and is excellent in the rock garden. ... Learn More

    $3.38

  12. GENTIANA SUENDERMANNII

    This spectacular little gem carrying thin stems with small oval leathery leaves and terminating in large bunches of sizeable five pointed, hairy, white-throated dazzling azure blue trumpets. A striking plant on the borders of a pathway here. ... Learn More

    $4.86

  13. GENTIANA TIBETICA

    Perhaps the easiest and longest-lived of the big "lily-like" fully-hardy gentians. It bears terminal clusters of trumpet-shaped cream flowers, in mid Summer, early Autumn and late Summer,on fleshy thick stems sprouting from tough leathery leaves. ... Learn More

    $2.89

  14. GENTIANA TRIFLORA

    Several erect thick stems radiate from the crown of this rather magnificent plant. At the end of each sprouts a truss of large puckered blue trumpets. It is native to higher-elevation (600-1000 m) meadows and forests of China, Mongolia, Eastern Russia, Korea and Japan. And if you can pronounce it is called san hua long dan in Chinese! ... Learn More

    $3.26

  15. GENTIANA TRIFLORA ALBA

    Several erect, thick, woody stems radiate from the crown of this rather magnificent plant. At the end of each sprouts a compact truss of large puckered creamy-white trumpets making this a most unusual and decorative plant. ... Learn More

    $3.38

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