Front Porch Flowers
The best and most spectacular decorative flowers growing in front of houses
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.Gentiana urnula.Perennials 4-6 cm tall. Stolons to 10 cm, much branched.. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct. This is a ground hugging perennial plant from the Himalayas which has beautiful blue urn-shaped flowers, all facing upwards. stalk 3-6 mm. Gentians are thought to be named after Gentius, King of Illyria (present-day Albania), who was the. first to use this plant medicinally Gravel slopes, alpine meadows, gravel zone on high mountains; 3900-5700 m.[Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim]....... Thomas Sundén.