Plants in the Garden: Gentiana tibetica
Started by: Ulla Kommonen
Problems with buds openingGo to latest contribution by Ulla Kommonen, 04 December 2014, 18:10. Go to bottom of this page.
Has anyone advice to offer on Gentiana tibetica? My plants which I have grown from seed flowered this year for the first time, but the buds never opened. Can anyone help to identify the problem? My garden is in Finland, and it is on a north-facing slope. The plants were otherwise healthy and vigorous.
Ulla, I know that many do not consider Gentiana tibetica to be an attractive plant - for some this is because the leaves can be rather large and not pretty- but for some it is also because the flowers do not open well and make a good show of the flowers, even when there are a lot of buds. In the SRGC Forum at www.srgc.net there have been quite a lot of pictures of the flowers not opening well. The better ones do seem to be in sunnier spots so your north facing position may be at least part of your problem.
I do know there are many wonderful plants being grown in Finnish gardens.