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Autumn gentian

Posted by GeoffHandley Shropshire, UK (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 20, 05 at 16:32

I always look forward to seeing Gentiana sino-ornata. The first time I grew it I gave it rock garden conditions ie. well drained. Then i saw it at Ness gardens, as here, growing in dampish conditions. When I tried that it just romped away in the garden.

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RE: Autumn gentian

Gentians actually do seem to need that mythical well-drained constantly moist soil. Or some of them do anyway. I'm constantly frustrated that plant sellers label every species as needing exactly the same moist organic acid soil. Since I need the more alpine species that like drier alkaline mineral soils, I can never impulse buy and have to go home and research each purchase first.

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