1. Chinese gentian decorated
The latest of all gentians, and the brightest among non-dark species, Chinese gentian is a special plant. Among modest perennials, this autumn star seems the most moving. If you find the right place for this type of gentian, then she can not find equal in ability to grow.Chinese gentian decorated (Gentiana sino-ornata).
Chinese gentian decorated - a beautiful view with a height of only 15 cm. The bushes of the plant sprawl and form thick pillows or carpets, thanks to creeping shoots. Twigs are able to take root in the nodes, which allows the plant to form pillows. The density of the leaves makes the plant very elegant and before flowering.
Large bells of Chinese decorated gentian conquer many - and an asymmetrical corolla with sharp "peaks", and touching color, and unusually elegant light stripes. The flowers seem very large, their diameter is about 5 cm.
Chinese gentian blooms very late. She first declares her blue perfection only in September, transforming everything around with bright bells.
Chinese gentian became famous for its unique shade of sky blue. Unlike ultramarine spring-summer gentians, this one seems dazzlingly bright, as if nature itself had created a shade for perfect contrast with yellow-fallen fallen leaves.
Chinese gentian decorated - a plant for creating colorful accents and spots. It is used in combination with bulbs, mainly in those places of the garden where there is no risk of stagnation of water - on stony hills and rockeries. But when creating spots near shrubs with a transparent crown, and on flower beds or in mixborders with a front garden, it is also good.
Gentian of this species is suitable only acidic soil with a good content of organic matter. It does not tolerate bright areas and develops normally only in soft partial shade when planting with plants that bloom and develop earlier, shading it at the very beginning of spring. The soil must be permeable, with the addition of gravel or sand. Plant care consists of watering with soft water, weed control and maintaining the acid reaction of the soil.
For other autumn-flowering gentians, read our article: "The Dazzling Blue of Autumn Gentians."
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