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PlantFiles: Lagodekhi Crested Gentian
Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana

Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gentiana (jen-shee-AN-uh) (Info)
Species: septemfida var. lagodechiana

Synonym:Gentiana lagodechiana
Synonym:Gentiana x hascombensis

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive attila On Oct 31, 2013, attila from Acworth, GA wrote:

I have been growing this plant for 5 years in Atlanta, GA surprisingly enough and it always blooms for me in October and November. Not in Mid-Summer!

Positive edselby On Jul 25, 2010, edselby from Littleton, CO wrote:

There are several absolutely beautiful examples of this plant at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado. So, this plant will thrive at 8,200 ft msl and in zone 3 or 4.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia
Buckfield, Maine
Pownal, Maine
Pinconning, Michigan
Pembina, North Dakota
Salem, Oregon

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