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Gentian, Yellow (Gentiana lutea), potted plant, organic

$10.00$28.50

Family:  Gentian (Gentianaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8, prefers altitude.  Low altitude or hot summer sites, keep plants in shade.

Herbaceous perennial native to the mountain meadows of central and southern Europe and Asia Minor.  Rare and most everywhere now protected in its native habitat.  The flowers are rich yellow, the herbage is succulent and the root is the premier official bitter which is utilized for making various aperitifs and the famous Swedish Bitters.  Traditional usage (TWM): bitter digestive. The plant prefers rich soil of neutral pH, moist but well-drained in sun to shade.  Space plants 2 feet apart–they get very large!  Flowers 3 to 4 feet tall.

potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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    D.H.

    Do you have the blue or violet plant or seeds? I have just discovéred this plant but I will keep looking further. I am a long time hobby gardener so this gentian interests me very much.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello d.h., we’re focusing on the main types used in herbal medicine. closed gentian, purple gentian, etc. are extraordinary and they may be available at other sites–we concentrate on keeping the yellow gentian and tibetan gentian seed fresh, and actually i believe we also have these available as plants, which will save you years. richo

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