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I recently purchased a Gentian (Saxosa), Is there anything I should be aware of in the way of looking after it, or should I dig a hole & let nature do the rest?

On plant Gentian (Saxosa)



This is a low growing gentian from New Zealand with white flowers. It is best suited in a gritty soil in a rockery with plenty of sunshine. It is short lived (a few years) but sets plenty of seed which is easy to propogate.

1 Aug, 2010


Thanks Bulbaholic. Do the self set seed germinate readily? I don't want to end up with another "Love in the mist" (I think that what it is called)

2 Aug, 2010


'Easy' is always a relative term, Cliveanne. I would suggest that you collect the seed and sow it in a pot. When we grew it, it would never self seed freely so it was not an invasive plant for us.

2 Aug, 2010

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