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