Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gentiana autumnalis

Gentiana autumnalis is flowering in my collection this year, about 10 months or so from seed.  The seed was collected in Ocean Co. NJ by a friend and sent it just after it was collected.  This resulted in a high germination percentage and many seedlings.  2 precocious individuals are flowering and I could not be happier.  I would still like to see this species in the wild and it will be interesting to see if this can be grown as a garden plant.

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