B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Flower: dark BLUE, often spotted
Fruit: stalked caps.
Foliage: ov.-lance.,to 3.5cm.
Height in meters: 0.3
Common names for Gentiana scabra:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
34: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
50: Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
51: Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
Gentiana scabra seeds will usually germinate in 14-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Lime free seed sowing mix at about 22°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 2 months).