The great yellow gentian is Gentiana Lutea and is a fairly common plant found in the Pyrenees and Alps in Southern to Central Europe. Also known as bitterwort this is a plant used in homeopathic remedies.
A tall growing species reaching around 1m (3ft) in height this is a hardy perennial with whorls of yellow flowers from spring through summer.
As far as being a garden plant this is a little weedy for us,
A well drained but moist soil is essential, would not be regarded as drought tolerant however is frost tolerant. Will grow well in a rock garden or in the cottage garden
- Flower Color:
A bright clear Yellow
- Flowering Time:
From spring to late Summer
- Easy from seed sown directly after flowering. Collected seed may benefit from stratification.
- Sow close to the surface and allow for a cold winter where seeds will undergo a natural stratification.
- In warmers climates stratify by storing in a refrigerator for 3 months and sow in spring.
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