In between seed collecting/cleaning and the digging up of our garden there is little time left for anything else other than self-promoting; I don’t know if any Gentianopsis would ever need it but for sure my Seed Shop does. Gentianopsis virgata, the small fringed gentian will proudly represent the Gentianaceae family in the Seed Catalogue!
Biennial, it will form a rosette of leaves in the first season, and then flower in the second year from August to October, with a magnificent flower display. If happy with the place it will delicately self-seed – this is one of those plants that you would wish it will do that a lot!
For moist locations of the woodland garden or edges of the ponds, streams, in full to part sun; requires calcareous soils.