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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2009, 10:23:35 PM »

Lovely Hans.  :o

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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2009, 07:49:10 PM »
Flowering today:
Gentiana striata (collected 3500m MinShan, China)
The flowers are reluctant to open here in the heat, and I am hoping to move it to a shadier site soon.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2009, 03:36:55 AM »
The last snow is melting here - and some Gentiana are flowering

! i thought it was bad here with snow til/in  may! of course high altitudes in the mountains here probably still have snow..
fantastic blues of course, and the subtle colours in the first post are great too, are those hybrids or naturally occurring variations?

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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2009, 05:11:53 PM »
This plant should be a Primula (grown from seed). Which Gentiana is it?
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2009, 05:35:53 PM »
Hans, it could be G.tibetica?

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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2009, 09:04:54 AM »
A second flowering on Gentiana syringea- only an annual I know, but a very pretty little thing :)
The plant's rosette is 1cm tall and the flower 1.5cm wide. The flower is a clearer sky blue in real life.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2009, 09:54:06 AM »
Really pretty Simon - who says: 'blue and green should never be seen.....' I think it is the most wonderful combination of sky blue and grass green :)
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 11:23:50 AM »
It's another one of those flowers, :) where you never notice the detail until you take a picture then zoom in.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2009, 12:34:23 PM »
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Here is a true G. cruciata from Austria

A curiosity (but also a question). I sowed seed of Gentiana cruciata some years ago and the first flower to emerge was this monstrosity! This is the only picture I have. Is there sufficient information in this image to confirm its identity as a Cross Gentian (any plant would be "cross" if they were given a face like that, methinks  ;) )  Next question: is this an example of a Peloric flower (as frequently occurs in foxgloves, Digitalis) or does it have a different name?

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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2009, 01:15:47 PM »
The rest looks right, Stephen. What a freak of nature though- at least the rest of the buds look more normal. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else had 5-petalled 'G.cruciata', like the one I posted earlier.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2009, 08:35:20 AM »
A second flowering on Gentiana syringea- only an annual I know, but a very pretty little thing :)
The plant's rosette is 1cm tall and the flower 1.5cm wide. The flower is a clearer sky blue in real life.

this is a real little charmer! and anything sky blue is good :)

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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2009, 06:07:41 PM »
Thanks, Cohan.
Flowering here now he F1 seedlings from seeds I originally bought from a seed exchange as Gentina X kaufmanniana. Any ideas? Looks like a G.septemfida type to me.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2009, 07:48:50 PM »
Very nice Simon, are they in an acid soil?
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2009, 08:32:37 PM »
No David- they are in a limestone mix.
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Re: Gentiana
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2009, 02:39:39 AM »
Gentiana gelida... (I'm having a rotten time trying to get a focused picture of this, sorry!)
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