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Gentiana 'Braemar'PBR
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gentian 'Braemar'

A low-growing, semi-evergreen perennial, forming a mat of trailing stems with narrow, linear bright green leaves. Dark royal blue, funnel-shaped flowers with distinctive white markings are produced at the tips of the stems in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Blue White Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Gentianaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming, Trailing
Genus

Gentiana can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly with showy, trumpet or salver-shaped flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in reliably moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid or neutral soil. Site in sun where summers are cool and damp; in areas with warm, dry summers these plants are best grown in light or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails, and to aphids and red spider mite when grown under glass

Diseases

May be susceptible to a rust, and to stem rot caused by soil fungus

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