I have planted a gentian in a pot - is this OK? Does it like dry conditions or prefer the shade? Thanks Susan Lewis
This is a difficult plant to grow outside of it's natural growing conditions.
This article will refresh you on the care requirements.
I bought a beautiful Gentian Violet plant a few weeks ago but it is dying rapidly and several of the buds have already fallen off. I am a keen gardener but don't know what I am doing wrong (obviously something!) so I would be very grateful for any advice you can give me please. Many thanks. Lynda
It is very difficult to grow Gentian Violets outside of their natural habitat.
This article has more information.
My Blue Gentian is a few years old. Has had some flowers in past years, but no flowers this year but plenty of foliage and lots of seed pods. When remove, more seed pods appear, how can this happen without flowering first.
This can't happen without flowering. Likely, they are empty ova, and were not pollinated. I would be willing to bet that there are no viable seeds within the pod. Interestingly, though, if the flowers were pulled off, then this could be likely, and the reason no flowers are visible. This article will help you with overall Gentian care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gentian/growing-gentian-plants.htm