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Gentiana 'Strathmore' (Gentian)

Gentian 'Strathmore', 'Strathmore' Gentian, Autumn Gentian


Noted for its sky blue flowers, award-winning Gentiana 'Strathmore' (Gentian) is an herbaceous perennial forming a slowly spreading mat of narrow, pale green leaves borne on trailing stems. In late summer and fall, masses of solitary, light blue, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 2 in. long (5cm), are on display. Facing upward, they reveal white stripes down their throat. Noted for its preference for cool-summer climates, this fall Gentian is an excellent subject for the rock garden, raised beds or containers. A welcome addition to the fall garden.

  • Winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) and 8-12 in. across (20-30 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in humus-rich, acid or neutral, moist, well-drained soils. Site in sun only where summers are cool and damp, otherwise site in partial shade.
  • Ideal for beds and borders, garden edging, underplanting shrubs or roses, cottage gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • Rabbit resistant.
  • Watch for slugs, snails, aphids and rust.
  • Propagate by division in spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Gentiana - Gentians
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Gentiana - Gentians
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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