Gentian, Spotted (Gentiana punctata), packet of 30 seeds

$3.95

Family: Gentian (Gentianaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Herbaceous perennial , with bright yellow trumpets spotted with neon purple, flowering  to 2 feet, native to Central and Southern Europe.  Plant prefers moist sites.  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

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