Gentiana 'Shot Silk'



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One of the good ones raised by Keith Lever at Aberconwy Nursery in Wales and granted an Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1991. Large trumpets of dark royal blue tempered with violet and lit by white exterior stripes and throat. This is a compact grower which makes for a concentrated display of these flowers and would be a suitable subject for a pot. Full sun in moist soil for best results.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size

5" x 16"

Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Summer
  • Autumn