SWERTIA KINGII

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Swertia kingii

SWERTIA KINGII

$4.57 / packet

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Description

An imposing newcomer from the mountain meadows of the eastern Himalayas, this beautiful gentian relative bears a marked resemblance to a lily, with exquisite star-shaped greenish-white flowers which are delicately pencilled in green. It needs good rich soil that does not dry out to really make an impressive statement. Few seeds.

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Key Facts

Family:Gentianaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:45-90cm

Packet Content:25 (Approx)

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