Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gentianella (jen-shee-an-EL-luh) (Info)
Species: campestris (kam-PES-triss) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Herbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
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negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 4, 2002, Lilith from Durham
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Native to Northern Europe, Field Gentian is a small flowered relative of the garden Gentians, with clusters of purplish, tubular flowers. Field Gentian is bitter-tasting and one of several plants used to flavour ales before the introduction of Hops. Native species were sometimes made into a tonic used medicinally and ued to stimulate appetite.