GENTIANA septemfida var. lagodechiana 'Bella Alpinella'

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GENTIANA septemfida var. lagodechiana 'Bella Alpinella'

Select Item No. GA174

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Caucasus: mountain pastures, rocky areas.
Special Features: Short stems, forming compact cushions, fantastic summer gentian. Dense inflorescence with bright blue bell shaped flowers. Abundant and long lasting flowering. Uncomplicated rock garden plant on well drained soil.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2018.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: brilliant blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: entire, ovate, green
Growth Habit: cushion / compact
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 15 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.07143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
14000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(1) Cold-germinators are still referred to as frost-germinators, although this isn’t quite correct. The sowing must be kept warm (about +18 to +22°C) [about 64 to 72°F] and moist for the first 2–4 weeks. After this period the sowing must be kept at a cold temperature (between –4 and +4°C) [between 25 and 39°F] for another 4–6 weeks. Colder temperatures of –5°C [23°F] are only advantageous for most species of the Ranunculus family. It is not so important if the temperature is higher or lower during the cooling period, but the cooling period has to be prolonged because the synthesis of the germination inducer, hormon-like acid, slows down or comes to a standstill.
It is beneficial to cover the sowing with snow during the cooling-period. The temperature below it usually keeps in the optimum range of –4 to 0°C [25 to 32°F]. The sowing is kept moist, and the melting snow helps to destroy the shell, which is advantageous for the germinating seedling. After this cooling-period the sowing may not be immediately exposed to high temperatures. The most effective temperatures are between +5 to +12°C [41 to 54°F], even if germination has started. The best location for this sowing, even in March, April and May, is the open field, the cold frame or a cold greenhouse.

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