Septynšakis gencijonas – Gentiana septemfida

Septynšakis gencijonas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameSeptynšakis gencijonas
Latin plant nameGentiana septemfida Pall.
English plant nameCrested Gentian
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 25
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, rarely by scrub division. Seeds are sown in boxes outdoors or seedbed in Autumn. If seeds are sown in Spring, they should be stratified at 2-5°C in sand during winter. Seeds should be sown not deep in soil. 10000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Seedlings grow slowly, should be prick out 2 times. Seedlings are replanted to the final growing place in 2-3 years. Roots are sensitive to replantation.

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