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Gentiana acaulis 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

  • Common Name: Trumpet gentian
  • Height: 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6 in)
  • Spread: 20 - 30 cm (8 - 12 in)
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Colour: Deep blue
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Spring
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
  • Plant Uses: Alpine and Rock, Container, Edging, Rabbit Resistant
  • Zone: 2A
  • Fragrance: None
  • Description:

    Trumpet gentian forms a low slow-spreading carpet of pointed green leaves bearing spectacular large up-facing blue flowers. Performs best in a rock garden where the roots can stay cool and moist. Can be a challenge to grow in Calgary.

  • Other: Trumpet gentian grows best in rich, acidic, consistently moist soil. Protect from hot afternoon sun.

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