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


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

Plants start shipping September 10th up until Nov 26. Order early to assure availability. If you have a preferred ship date, please leave a note in the “order comments” field at checkout.


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