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Re: American Gardener/ Gentiana


Hi Gene,

I do collect seeds from G. andrewsii and sprinkle them in pots for next
years swaps. Let me know if you are interested in seeds. The G. asclepiadea
seems to be growing nicely and will bloom for the first time this year. The
Gentians share a space with a group of Arisaema, Lobelia siphilitica and
cardinalis, Ginseng and a Parnassia palustris. Quite an odd mix and
certainly not color coordinated but it is one of my few shaded areas where
plants do extremely well.

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] American Gardener/ Gentiana


> Hello Dan,
>     You grow a couple of the larger ones. Do you ever collect seeds from
you
> G. andrewsii or asclepiadea? Usually they mature pretty late in the
season,
> but fresh seeds is from individual gardeners is best when you can get it.
> The asclepiadea makes quite a show when mature. What do you have growing
> with your gentians as companion plants?
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Gene,
> >
> > Congratulations on a fine article. I've had a G. andrewsii for quite a
few
> > years and it seems easy to grow. I bought a G. asclepiadea last year and
> it
> > looks like it will flower in a few weeks. Same for the G. sept. Hard to
> beat
> > the blue color.
> >
> > Dan
>
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