Gentian, Yellow (Gentiana lutea) seeds, organic

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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.  Short-lived seed.  Cold-stored seed.  Sow in fall, winter or very early spring for germination in the spring.  Outdoor nursery bed technique or shadehouse technique preferred. Seed germinates best in the dark.  Press seed into surface, cover with 1/4 inch compost, tamp securely and keep evenly moist. Transplant when sufficiently robust to survive on the landscape.  Space plants 2 feet apart–they get very large!  Flowers 3 to 4 feet tall.

Packet contains 50 seeds
1 g contains ~900 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. keyser

    keyser

    yes in italy we are from the area where you can find this, highly illegal to get the wild roots; although the forestry police take it themselves…i would consider it the best digestive i have ever had.

    have recieved these seeds will try growing now!

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  2. Richo Cech

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     This is one of those herbs that, if you had plenty of the dried organic roots in stock, you could sell it, without a problem, in any number of places where such things are well appreciated.  Its really quite difficult to get the wild-harvested roots these days. 

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