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Great Yellow Gentian

Gentiana lutea

Also known as

Bitter Root, Bitterwort, Centiyane, Genciana

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

65cm

80cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Great Yellow Gentian Overview

This species is an upright clump-forming perennial, It will produce tubular yellow flowers in clusters in the summer. It will grow 1-1.8m high and 60cm wide and has oval, stem-clasping leaves about 30cm long.

Common problems with Great Yellow Gentian

How to propagate Great Yellow Gentian

Division

Propagate by division or offshoots in spring. Divide autumn flowering species and G.clusii every 3 years in early spring and replant in fresh soil.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Great Yellow Gentian

Found in grassy places. Can be used for dried arrangements.