Great Yellow Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Pollinators: Beetles
Moths and Butterflies


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 1, 2012 12:15 AM

Gentiane is a potent alcoholic beverage fermented from the roots of this plant in Switzerland.

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MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
per TC: 2-4 weeks @ 64-71 degrees; 4-6 weeks @ 24-39 degrees; germinate @ 41-53 degrees; last 7 seeds from pistil; 4-2-17 put seeds in milk jug & put in cool spot in living room
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