Through June 16th, we will continue to take orders for potted plants to be delivered by second week of July.  Orders received after June 16th will begin shipping second week of September.  First come first served. 

Gentian, Tibetan (Gentiana tibetica) potted plant, organic

$11.00$30.50

Family:  Gentian (Gentianaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

(Tibetan Gentian) Glabrous and shiny, lolling dogtongue leaves give rise to characteristic clusters of waxy, white flowers.  Very, very pretty, unusual, and relatively forgiving in terms of growing environment, compared to all the other Gentiana.  Traditional usage (TCM): Bitter digestive.  Plant prefers part sun to shade, unadorned garden soil, and regular watering.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

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    Elizabeth

    I live in Pueblo Colorado. Can I plant Gentian outside now?

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      Richo Cech

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      Hi Elizabeth, OK, I see this is a comment on the gentian PLANT. Yes, now is a good time to plant the plant outside, it will flower in the spring. Richo

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    • Margaret (verified owner)

      Hi, i received this plant this spring / summer – i waited a few weeks before planting. Well, it looks seemingly healthy but, it didnt really grow?.. iwondering if i should put it a pot to build more of a root system.. mulch more? Maybe the soil was to compact? Odd…any advice wiuld be appreciated!

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi Margaret,
      Thanks for writing and congratulations on a healthy plant. Gentian is slow-growing and may hesitate after transplant. Yes, unlocking any potbound roots at transplant is surely important, as with all plants. If the plant is healthy looking then it is healthy, and will senesce this fall and surely grow larger next year, after its long rest. richo

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    • Francis-Olive Hampton

      Hey Richo. I came here to buy some Gentiana lutea live plants and goldenseal live roots, but they are both out of stock so thought I might try Gentiana tibetica. I have a full shade area, beneath a sprawling Chinese Elm. I’m wondering if these plants would do well here? Chinese Motherwort loves this area and have happily reseeded, so would love something that will adore the shade equally. I’m zone 9, and the soil under my tree usually stays pretty moist. thanks for any help. This area needs some plants!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Francis,
      Thanks for writing! Goldenseal live roots are available in the fall only and goldenseal plants are currently available. It is a good time to get them, as they’re just breaking ground and are best to ship at that phase. However Z 9 is pretty hot for goldenseal–they do need a winter dormancy. Yes, tibetan gentian would be a good option for you and the bitter principle is pretty much the same–a pure bitter agent, and the flowers-lovely. Speaking of lovely flowers good old Bugle and Violets would be good choices for you. Richo

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