Where Gentian’s fear to tread

I’ll admit that we enjoy busting horticultural myths, and one of our latest busts is that alpine gentians can’t be grown in the hot, humid south. Over the last few years, we’ve grown and planted several forms of the alpine native Gentiana angustifolia and Gentiana acaulis. We’ll, below is a recent photo from the garden, in one of several locations where these have flowered. We’ve tried them both in the crevice garden, as well as along our entrance driveway, where they thrive in half day sun. They actually seem to be shockingly easy. The plant below is coming up on its two-year anniversary this summer.

Gentiana angustifolia

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