Gentiana 'Alex Duguid'
Alex Duguid was the original owner we believe, of Edrom Nursery in Scotland who grew this plant as a strain of Gentiana farreri. This proved quite excellent combining the compact nature of farreri with possibly the pale sky blue flowers attributed to G. ternifolia. At least this is the speculation of Jim Jermyn who later owned Edrom Nursery.
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One of the very good Asiatic gentian hybrids which we procured in Scotland a few years back and can now offer. This has good, white megaphone-shaped flowers which are liberally, if subtly, spritzed with pale blue spots. Makes a dense small mat of green needle leaves which dies back in winter. Moist, acidic and sunny.
Gentiana 'Blue Silk'
Excellent introduction from the breeding work of Keith lever at Aberconwy Nursery in Wales. A compact grower with dark blue upward facing trumpets lined with white in the interior. This requires full sun to do its best and requires a rich, acidic soil that stays moist. Your reward is one heckuva show in late August clear into October.
Gentiana 'Eugen's Allerbester'
This Asiatic Gentian has fully double dark blue flowers lasting for weeks in late August into Fall and will cause visitors to perform a potentially dangerous pivot in midstep as they are strolling by when they realize they are seeing double so have your waivers all signed. Sun and moist acidic soil.
Really good German hybrid with Gentiana veitchorum as a major genetic contributor. We're obsessed by the Asiatic Gentians ( this is one) and we well remember G. veitchorum blooming in the alpine fields on the Zhongdian Plateau. Big dark blue trumpets in September. Rich moist soil in mostly sun.
Asiatic Hybrid with Gentiana sino-ornata in its past, this is a very fine introduction by Truls and Emma at Wild Ginger Farm. Large white flowers with a few green flecks in the throat are improbable contrast to the dense green fine needle-like foliage in August and September. Rich moist soil in mostly sun. Zone 5.
Gentiana 'Shot Silk'
One of the good ones raised by Keith Lever at Aberconwy Nursery in Wales. Large trumpets of dark royal blue tempered with violet and lit by white exterior stripes and throat. This is a compact grower which makes for a concentrated display of these flowers and would be a suitable subject for a pot. Full sun and moist.
This Asiatic Gentian brings it, pure and simple. Simple mid-blue trumpets the comparative size of alpenhorns combined with a purity of form that catches the breath and bows the head in an instinctive reaction to the presence of greatness. Rich moist soil in half to full sun.
Gentiana 'True Blue' PP20433
This is one of Darrell Probst's selection of a fine Asian species. We saw his trial grounds of thousands of seedlings of this species and he selected this one for dense habit and heavy flowering. BLUE upright facing flowers from midsummer into fall and who doesn't like blue? A Chinese medicinal as well.
Gentiana acaulis 'Bielefeld'
Selection out of Germany of this darned fine species. Evergreen tight mats of small green leaves with impossible azure blue trumpets standing at attention looking very superior and perfect. Well, it is a German selection after all and this shows a certain adherance to standards which the lesser gentians can only dream about attaining.
Gentiana acaulis 'Holzmannii'
Evergreen mat-former with very large cobalt blue trumpets spring to early summer. This might ruin your other blue flowers for you as they will look embarassingly insipid in comparison. A rich moist soil in full to mostly sun is best. Despite popular opinion, these are pigs and thrive on a good manure mulch!
Gentiana acaulis 'Rannoch'
A few think is a hybrid or perhaps the closely related G. angustifolia but it makes no difference in the garden however as this is riveting with freely produced large trumpets that scream BLUE!!!! Really quite impossible to assess this taxon objectively when you are totally gobsmacked by the flowers. A selection we brought home from Scotland.
Gentiana acaulis 'Sternschnuppe'
A fine selection with seasonally variable light blue trumpet flowers which we received from our friend Urs Baltensperger. Most folks instantly gravitate towards the impossibly dark blue selections and while these are critical to have, consider how much darker they will look with this growing alongside. Just sayin'. Evergreen mats in rich soil.
Gentiana acaulis 'Undulatifolia'
I want my burial mound covered solid in this - seriously, it's that good. Wavy edged leaves on a low evergreen clumper with big deep blue trumpets on 2"+ stems. An established clump of this is simply riveting with dozens of big flowers the blue you dream of. Rich soil and moist. Loves food.
Gentiana aff. sino-ornata CDHM 14540 clone B
Our collection from a wet alpine meadow in Sichuan at 10,000 feet where this mingled with lepidote Rhododendrons, Primula and Polygonum. A tantalizing array of forms of sino-ornata but this one's veitchiorum gestalt with its dark blue flowers and somewhat broader foliage kept resisting positive ID so we are open as always to outside confirmation.
Gentiana sino-ornata 'Stardust'
There are some plants that when you look at them, you just feel better. This is such a plant. An exceptional Asiatic hybrid from Wild Ginger Farm which has a dense habit and lots of late summer/early fall flowers. Full to half sun and best grown in cooler regions.
Gentiana x macaulayi 'Kingfisher'
Asiatic Gentian with big deep blue trumpets on this mat forming beauty. Rich moist acidic soil is best for this late summer-fall bloomer. Outrageous in bloom.