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Swertia (Marsh Gentian)

Marsh Gentian or Marsh Felwort are biannual to perennial relatives of true Gentians (Gentiana), growing in humus rich, leafy, slightly moist soils in C Europe to Asia and N America. For a cool, partially shaded spot in any very humus rich soil, which is kept always slightly moist throughout summer.
Sow flat on any humus rich soil with some added sand for a better drainage, yet keep soil always slightly moist in summer. In Winter keep pots in a protected spot outside. Carefully transplant seedlings in early spring before new leaves emerge.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
30 seeds per package.
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Swertia perennis (Blue Marsh Gentian)

Swertia perennis (Blue Marsh Gentian)

40 (60)cm, Blue Marsh Gentian or Blue Marsh Felwort is a rare perennial endemic of humus rich soils in marshes and moist meadows in the Alps to E Europe. Makes a basal rosette of quite large leaves and an upright inflorescence with dark blue to lilac blue, star like flowers. For any humus rich, leafy soil in a partially shaded spot. Keep soil always slightly moist in summer. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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