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I have bough a plant called Japanese Gentian "Florist Blue".....such a beautiful rich colour. I have not yet transpanted it to the garden, thinking it may be better to winter over (in NZ) in a larger pot, and then I shall plant it out in the Spring. Does anyone have experience of this plant, please? Are they difficult to grow?



This is the Gentiana scabra, a native of Japan (as the name suggests) and North America. It is quite hardy and should be OK in NZ.
give it a moist, humus rich soil in a shady site, acid rather than alkaline soil. It is one of the late summer flowering gentians.

3 Mar, 2010


Many thanks for your information.

5 Mar, 2010

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