Gentian, Purple (Gentiana purpurea), packet of 30 seeds


Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Perennial flowering neon- purple to 2 feet, native to Northern and Central Europe, best in moist, acidic soils.  Source of pharmaceutical-grade gentian root for bittering.  Hints on germinating and growing Gentians: Sow seeds as soon as possible after receipt.  Use ceramic pots filled with peaty mix to 1/2 inch below the rim, sprinkle in the seeds liberally, hold the seeds down with a 1/4 inch deep layer of sharp grit.  Place pot in cool, moist shade.  Germination is in the spring.  Best in fast-draining soils or rockery.  Water frequently.  When grown at elevation, give full sun, but in the lowlands, give shade.

30 seeds per packet

Out of stock

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

There are no contributions yet.




A link to set a new password will be sent to your email address.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up