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Gentiana makinoi 'Royal Blue'
Common Name: Gentian Family: Gentianaceae (The Gentian Family)

Gentiana makinoi 'Royal Blue'
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This selection from the mountains of Japan will rise to about three and a half feet with erect stems topped with clusters of true blue, upright two inch long flowers at the tips and in the upper leaf axils. The flowers do not seem to open completely but remain as fat elongated buds. An easy garden perennial happiest in a peaty acidic soil. Though somewhat slow growing, 'Royal Blue' makes a dramatic display in late summer and is a great cut flower.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Part Sun Part Shade Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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