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North Wales Diary Discussion: 18 November 2013

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Contribution from John Richards 08 December 2013, 12:55top / bottom of page
Gentiana acaulis 'Coelestina'

Yes John, this looks like 'Coelestina' which you have indeed spelt correctly. This is a Geordie plant we know well up here, having been raised (or introduced?) by Gordon Harrison who ran a small alpine nursery in Ponteland during the post-war years. Interesting that you have photographed it in the autumn. It is our experience that it tends to flower more in the autumn than in the spring.

Contribution from John Good 12 December 2013, 09:52top / bottom of page

Hi John, thanks for that information about the raiser of G. acaulis 'Coelestina'. I have had this plant for many years, how many you can tell by the fact that it came from Joe Elliott's famouns Broadwell Nursery, which surely closed at least 30 years ago! Its predominant flowering time here is in spring too, but it always flowers again less effusively in the autumn/winter.



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