GENTIANA asclepiadea

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® GENTIANA asclepiadea   Seeds

GENTIANA asclepiadea

Willow Gentian
Select Item No. GG086

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1000 Seeds


The minimum order quantity for this article are 300 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.

Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Central European Mountains, Siberia to North America, Turkey: moist meadows, bogs, forest margins.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: GENTIANA asclepiadea impresses with the slim shape of bell-shaped flowers. 1-3 axillary blossoms, 3,5-5cm long. Excellent cut flower. Spots on the leaves indicate the Rhabdovirus, which is not transmitted by seed. The flowering stems in nature might reach at good locations significantly more than 60cm in length and form clumps of up to 1m in diameter. Easy to grow, tolerant of high pH up to 7.2.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: dark blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: lanceolate to narrowly ovate, pointed, 3 strong veins, green
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average / humus rich, fertile
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.11249 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing Time Hint: Avoid drought in the bud stage and later.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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