•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9
Start Gentian seeds for this lovely perennial herb. Known as Stemless Gentian, Trumpet Gentian or Blauer Enzian, this herb plant typically is found growing in acidic soils. The second botanical name is Gentiana kochiana. The Stemless Gentian herb height is only 4 inches tall and it spreads 6 inches or more. The leaves are evergreen, grow from a basal rosette, and form clumps. The blue flowers are trumpet-shaped and have olive-green spotted throats. The Trumpet Gentian herb likes full sun, is fully hardy, and flowers in late spring and summer.
Gentian is good for weak and/or painful digestion, loss of appetite, nausea, slow peristalsis, low vital energy, liver heat, detoxification, and acne. As a bitter tonic, gentian is taken 15-30 minutes before meals, usually in combination with other herbs. It has also been indicated for anemia, anorexia, and poor circulation. It is used as an anti-addiction herb (for instance, to stop smoking). Modern research shows that gentian has immune-activating properties, and it is commonly given to people who are recovering from long-term illnesses to improve assimilation of nutrients, energy levels, and immune function. (1)
Gentian seeds require some patience in getting them to germinate. There are two recommended methods for starting the seed. First method, in the spring, mix the herb seeds in a moist growing medium, place in a freezer bag, then stratify by refrigeration for two months. Second method, in the fall place the Gentian seeds in starter trays with seed starter mix that has been moistened. Cover the trays with glass or plastic to help keep the moisture in. Place the trays in a cold frame outdoors or place the flat in a protected area outdoors. Gentian seedlings can be transplanted into their permanent place either in spring or fall. Gentian plants require moist, humus soil that drains well.
Height: 4 inches
Average Germ Time: 42-70 days
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 4-6
Plant Spacing: 8-10 inches
All orders are shipped USPS First Class with tracking at a flat rate whether you buy 1 seed order or 100. Free shipping over $35. All orders come in a resealable plastic zip lock bag labeled with growing instructions. If stored properly, your seeds can last for years. All seeds have been tested to ensure the highest germination rate possible. Our seeds have no weeds or fillers mixed in. You will get 100% of the seed you ordered. We do our absolute best to get all orders placed before 4pm out that day. Orders placed after 4pm will ship the following day. During peak seasons, processing times may be slightly longer. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.
***These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore we cannot claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information on our site is provided for educational purposes only.
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