Gentiana lutea, Great Yellow Gentian, is a species of gentian native to the mountains of central and southern Europe.
This plant is a real eye candy because of its height of about 1,5m and its beautiful yellow flowers. Gentian root has a long history of use as a herbal bitter in the treatment of digestive disorders and is an ingredient of many proprietary medicines.
Growing from seeds:
These seeds need a stratification first, meaning that they have to be treated with cold for several weeks. This can easily be done by planting them directly into your garden at autumn and then they'll start to germinate in spring.
Second option is just simulating the winter season by putting seeds, together with some soil, into the fridge for about 4-6 weeks.
Third option is a treatment with GA3 (Gibberellic acid) for about 6 hours. Then they can be planted directly. Instructions for GA3 usage can be found in the item description of this phytohormone right here in my store.
After stratification just sow about 5mm deep in well drained soil
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amount of seeds 250 pieces