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
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.