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Gentiana 2020
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:59:55 AM »
In cooler climes Gentiana septemfida must be considered one of the "lesser" gentians but I find that here it's wonderful to get even this single bloom on it after getting it a little while ago from Alan, one of our AGS Vic Group members from further north in Victoria. I figured that if he could grow it maybe I had a chance too!
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 11:37:12 AM »
Gentiana septemfida  is  a  favourite  of  mine  - robust, long-lived  plants with its  beautiful gentian blue  flowers  - and  easier to please  in so many  gardens than the  spring  or  autumn gentians! 
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 04:40:48 PM »
I,ve had mine for years and it has many flowers. The soil is ordinary. Last year it did not show itself. It must be suffering from being run over by the car?

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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 05:10:25 PM »
I,ve had mine for years and it has many flowers. The soil is ordinary. Last year it did not show itself. It must be suffering from being run over by the car?
   Ohhh!  My!!   :o Wouldn't  you?! (There's  often a  clue!)  ;)
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 08:46:00 PM »
I grew this from seed in 2017 and it has flowered for me 3 years straight. I did lose the one in the open garden to the drought, but the ones in pots (hypertufa) are doing brilliantly and this year has been the best flowering ever! Continuous blooms since Christmas and still going. It's by far the easiest gentian I've grown.
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 11:29:49 AM »
Gentiana acaulis 'Alba'

Gentiana acaulis 'Arctic Fanfare'
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 11:33:34 AM »
Gentiana angustifolia

Gentiana angustifolia ‘Alba’
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 11:43:30 AM »
Gentiana clusii var. clusii
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 11:52:01 AM »
Gentiana dinarica
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 11:27:31 PM »
Gentiana acaulis. Mine seem to be flowering better than usual this year.


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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2020, 07:40:03 PM »
I don't have many Gentianas, but there are two G.septemfida which I have grown from seeds. They flower at the same time now, and the other one has a bit paler colour flowers than the other one. It is possible that I had mixed up seedlings, but the paler one was labeled G.septemfida var lagodechiana. Is there any way to tell which one is possibly var lagodechiana?
First two are the paler one, and third and fourth are from the darker flower (it doesn't look darker in the fourth picture, but it is in reality). I'm so happy these both seem to grow well in my garden.
The fifth picture shows well how Gentiana asclepiadea grows, it also thrives well here. :)
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2020, 08:30:52 PM »
Nothing like the blue fall Gentians Leena :)
G. septemfida has finished flowering here due to the hot weather and now the G. cachemirica starts (always later).

G. septemfida var. lagodechiana is only supposed to be more compact growing than the species. Flower wise no differences and color can be over a large range of blues.
But with all these Gentians the devil is in the details. My guess is that there is a whole range of hybrids grown under this names, sometimes hybrids of G. paradoxa/septemfida.

Here's G. cachemirica, paler blue than septemfida.
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2020, 03:02:56 PM »
Super video - in English- from Tromso Botanic Garden - Tromsø arktisk-alpine botaniske hage - on Gentians - with an unusual key  to identifying  some  of  these  beauties -
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« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 03:04:48 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2020, 06:44:31 PM »
Super video - in English- from Tromso Botanic Garden - Tromsø arktisk-alpine botaniske hage - on Gentians - with an unusual key  to identifying  some  of  these  beauties

I really enjoyed this Maggi, thanks for posting. Very original method to distinguish similar species :)  It helps to grow them all to be able to compare the flowers.
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Re: Gentiana 2020
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2020, 01:23:30 PM »
G. septemfida var. lagodechiana is only supposed to be more compact growing than the species. Flower wise no differences and color can be over a large range of blues.
But with all these Gentians the devil is in the details. My guess is that there is a whole range of hybrids grown under this names, sometimes hybrids of G. paradoxa/septemfida.

Gabriela, thank you. My var lagodeciana is more compact than the other one, so maybe it is the right one.
G.cachemirica looks also very nice!

This is Gentiana pneumonanthe, and I thought it would a woodland plant, but obviously I should have planted it in full sun. ::)
Flowering this year for the first time.
Leena from south of Finland

 


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