The Gentian should be used for rock gardens, The development of the The Gentian is This plant in the autumn assumes a blue colouring; it is small in size and can reach 5 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Gentian in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. The Gentian plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.Letís remember that a large part of the leaves of the medicinal plants can be used for alimentary use, therefore letís use insecticides and anticryptogamics for agricultural use, far from harvest season.
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 2-3 weeks . Before harvesting and using them, letís be informed on the balsamic period, rather the period in which the active principles are present in a greater quantity in the plant we have chosen.
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Letís cultivate the The Gentian in a soil with low PH, not too drained.
The quite contained development of these plants enables us to cultivate them in a vase. The Gentian needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a lower PH level than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.