- 1 x Gentiana Pneumonanthe
|Botanical name||Gentiana Pneumonanthe|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Preferred Soil||Peaty soil|
|Full grown height||10cm - 20cm|
|Mature width||30cm - 40cm|
How to take care of Gentiana Pneumonanthe
Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil. Suitable for the front of borders. Performs best in sunny conditions . The leaf mould or similar organic material will help retain moisture around the roots in summer. No pruning required. Prone to root rot, slugs, snails and aphids. Because this gentian is not always long-lived, propagate by seed or division of offsets in spring. Great care has to be taken not to damage the roots of seedlings when they are pricked out, which should be done when they are still very small. If successfully transplanted, any seedling will flower the spring after germination. Cuttings can also be taken in early summer, if a shoot can be found that has not flowered, but it is not wise to try to divide the plant because it dislikes root disturbance so much.
For additional instructions see product packaging.