There is no secret that I suffer from Gentiano-philia. Like with other rare diseases, the factors involved and the treatment are unknown. Any Gentiana, under any form and colour (seeds, plants, pictures…) will provoke a wave of unbridled enthusiasm that sweeps me over (the edge of rationality). Getting Gentiana purpurea seeds was no short of such happening! My grateful thanks to the seeds/images donor ;)
Gentiana purpurea can be considered the ‘little sister’ of Gentiana lutea. The deep red, or better said wine coloured flowers, are making me dream of the day when the two of them will grow in our garden. And more than that, what if a hybrid of them will arise? What then???