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allium Little Pinkie 'Ashiro'


Gentiana "Little Pinkie' is a low-growing Summer Gentian with masses of bright pink to purple flowers from late spring to early fall

Here's a little cutie! Gentiana Little Pinkie 'Ashiro' is a cross between the spring and autumn gentians and thus blooms as early as late spring and continues until late autumn. This low grower makes for a compact, handsome specimen with dark green, glossy foliage topped with a profusion of rich rose pink to purple-pink, erect, trumpet-shaped flowers on short stems that open only in full sun and close in the late afternoon. Deadheading encourages more blooming. Tolerates full sun to part shade in well-drained, peaty, acidic soil. A choice addition to rock gardens, front border displays, and special containers.

Common Name: Summer Gentian

Family: Gentianaceae (The Gentian Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Distributed throughout alpine and woodland habitats.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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