If you are only going to grow one gentian make sure it's this one! A fabulous plant, this is an award-winning Macplants introduction, chosen and named in celebration of 200 years of The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (known as "The Caley") in 2009. It has masses of exceptionally large blue trumpet-shaped flowers, Sep-Oct. H10cm S30cm.
Grow in lime-free, moist but well-drained soil in sun. Suitable for borders or, if you don't have the correct conditions in your garden, it is excellent and easy for container planting and looks fabulous in a pot for a sunny patio or step.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.