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Type of Soil for Gentian sino-ornata

West Lothian, United Kingdom Gb

Should this Gentian be grown in ericacious soil ?


On plant Gentiana sino-ornata


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Yes - it won't tolerate alkaline soil.

4 Oct, 2010

 

Wow - that was a lightening quick reply. Thanks for that Spitzhenry - much appreciated.

4 Oct, 2010

 

You're welome. Hope you stay with us now you've found us! :-))

4 Oct, 2010

 

sadly spritz is right; I must track down the few that are alkaline tolerant as I garden on chalk.

4 Oct, 2010

 

That's interesting SBG, I didn't know there were lime tolerating ones. I will look out for them. I wonder though, are they so blue?

4 Oct, 2010

 

yes there are and i think they tend to be the ones that flower about now. When I had my daughter {september 92} a friend bought me specifically for my alkaline garden. Stupidly I never noted its name nor did I dig it up when I moved. The new owners composted it as they dont like blue flwoers. I could have cried.

4 Oct, 2010

 

I bet! I've just been researching - look at G. clusii. That seems to be one for less acid soils. :-))

4 Oct, 2010

 

Now all I need are ones that can take alkali, and 46+ deg. C summers! Sigh...love that unattainable blue!

4 Oct, 2010

 

Maybe best stick to blue Salvia's, Agapanthus, Sisyrinchium and Commelina's?

5 Oct, 2010

 

Not real close, except maybe the Commelinas--which are weeds here, anyway! ; )

5 Oct, 2010

 

:-)

5 Oct, 2010

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