Gentiana Lutea

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

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