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Gentiana septemfida

Crested Gentian

£3.99

This is a charming, compact, evergreen perennial producing a fantastic, abundant display of vibrant, rich blue, trumpet-shaped flowers which are speckled purple-black up the middle of the petals and have a stunning, creamy-white centre.

These have a distinctive fringing and emerge from interesting, wound buds in terminal clusters from June to July. It has charming, spear-shaped, mid-green leaves and maintains a neat, compact appearance even whilst flowering. Perfect for the rockery or woodland garden, it looks stunning at the front of borders or raised beds and is easier to grow, less fussy and less likely to sprawl than other Gentiana varieties.

Buying Alpines from Jacksons Nurseries

At Jacksons Nurseries we lightly trim back our alpines after flowering to ensure that the plants remain neat and tidy whilst in the pot. The more tender the plant the less we cut back to help protect exposed stems from winter frost. Depending on the plant variety we will then prune back further in spring once the risk of the more severe frosts is over.

As a result, depending on the time of year you buy alpines, they may not look like images showing their ‘prime time’ in flower and looking at their best.

From late autumn onwards and dependant on variety, there may be very little visible above the soil except for a few cut back dormant leaves or stems. It is perfectly normal for dormant plants to look like this from autumn onwards, they will however burst back into life in spring.

 

Gentiana septemfida

This is a charming, compact, evergreen perennial producing a fantastic, abundant display of vibrant, rich blue, trumpet-shaped flowers which are speckled purple-black up the middle of the petals and have a stunning, creamy-white centre.

These have a distinctive fringing and emerge from interesting, wound buds in terminal clusters from June to July. It has charming, spear-shaped, mid-green leaves and maintains a neat, compact appearance even whilst flowering. Perfect for the rockery or woodland garden, it looks stunning at the front of borders or raised beds and is easier to grow, less fussy and less likely to sprawl than other Gentiana varieties.

 


 

Gentiana septemfida
Crested Gentian
Alpine
Up to 10cm
10cm - 50cm
  • Blue
Summer
Evergreen
No
Average
Fully Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Moist Well-drained
  • Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Sand

Alpines are a group of perennials that  generally grow in rocky conditions at high altitudes.

As for all plants, soil preparation is time well spent. Dig over the area to be planted ensuring that the ground is free draining. If not then you may wish to either consider planting in a different spot or raising the level of the planting area by adding additional topsoil, well rotted garden compost and/or well rotted manure. Add ‘Fish, Blood and Bone’ fertiliser or a high potash fertiliser to encourage good root growth and development.

It’s always a good idea to plant a few of the same plant together, we recommend planting in 3’s or 5’s to provide a bold effect but allowing them plenty of room to develop.

By using this simple guide and a little time, alpines can make an absolutely spectacular difference to your garden.

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