This is another gentian utilized more for its medicinal properties than its ornamental ones. It is a very interesting species with fleshy, glossy leaves and large flowers, whitish-cream tinged with green – the image we have doesn’t really show its real beauty. It can be easily cultivated in various garden conditions; if too much moisture is present, it will start flopping under the weight of the foliage.
Very hardy, beautiful and visited by many pollinators when it flowers from late summer to early fall!
Medicinal: used mainly as a digestion tonic.
Germination: similar to other gentians; use cold-moist stratification and superficial sowing