Gentiana lutea YELLOW GENTIAN (15 seeds)


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Yellow gentian also called Gentiana lutea is a large, robust and perennial herb.
This gentian can live up to 50 years.
It is a mountainous plant that produces large rhizomes.
Its leaves are 30 cm long and the flower reaches up to 80 cm in height.
Its flowering is yellow throughout the summer.
Its seeds are small and yellow, the size of those of common milkweed or sensitive plant.

In medicine, it has many therapeutic virtues, it is used for its benefits on the body just like toothache herb or woodsorrel.

This plant is also used in aperitifs such as gentian liqueur or gentian alcohol (Suze, Salers, Avèze, etc.) but also for the manufacture of Fleurac beer and Picon beer to which it brings its bitterness.

The best time to sow yellow gentian seeds is during the months of March and April.

Stratification of these seeds is imperative before cultivation.
To do this, you either leave them outside during the winter, or you do it artificially by leaving them for 4 to 6 weeks in the freezer in the refrigerator.
Then, sow the seeds in a box of fine potting soil, if possible with an acid pH.
Bury the seeds 3 to 4 millimeters deep, then water gently with a sprayer.
Finally, place the box at room temperature around 20°C.
Germination will begin 4 to 6 weeks after sowing.

  • Has many medicinal properties.
  • Grow in full sun in moist, acidic soil.
  • Robust perennial plant with medium growth.
  • Untreated reproducible seeds.
  • Stratify the seeds well before germinating.

Antiseptic plant seeds to grow outdoors.

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Gentiana lutea YELLOW GENTIAN (15 seeds)

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