Gentiana sino-ornata

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Gentiana sino-ornata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. sino-ornata
Binomial name
Gentiana sino-ornata

Gentiana sino-ornata (showy Chinese gentian) is a species of flowering plant in the family Gentianaceae, native to western China and Tibet. It is low-growing semi-evergreen perennial growing to 5–7 cm (2–3 in) tall, with multiple prostrate stems 15–30 cm (6–12 in) long, bearing single trumpet-shaped flowers of a pure blue with a white- and green-striped throat, in autumn.[2]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "Gentiana sino-ornata". GRIN Taxonomy for plants. USDA Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "Gentiana sino-ornata AGM". RHS Plant Finder. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 27 July 2013.