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Great yellow gentian in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gentiana Lutea

 

Great yellow gentian

Gentiana Lutea has tall, stiff, light green stems which carry whorls of yellow flowers that open over a long period above a rosette of pleated blue green leaves. It flowers from early to mid-summer.

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plant Features
  • Great yellow gentian likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Great yellow gentian likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Great yellow gentian is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Great yellow gentian likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Great yellow gentian

Latin name

Gentiana Lutea

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Gentianaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.6 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Great yellow gentian likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Great yellow gentian is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Great yellow gentian likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Great yellow gentian likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Great yellow gentian is 0.40meters x 0.10meters 0.40 M 0.10 M

Gentiana Lutea

Gentiana Lutea has tall, stiff, light green stems which carry whorls of yellow flowers that open over a long period above a rosette of pleated blue green leaves. It flowers from early to mid-summer.


Propagating by offsets

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Offsets are the baby plants that form at the base of some bulbs, and they are an easy way to propagate a plant. When the offsets have grown large enough to handle - and, hopefully, have some roots of their own,- gently break them away from the mother plant. Plant the offsets in a container and keep the plant barely moist (but not wet) until the plant is establishes, and can be planted out.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Some gentians varieties flower in Spring, and some flower in Autumn

 

Planting in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant gentians in the Autumn, spaced 15 to 30 cm (or about 50cm if you are growing one of the taller Gentiana species). Plant in a sunny site in moist, acidic soil that is rich in humus.

 

Planting in Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant gentians in the Spring, spaced 15 to 30 cm (or about 50cm if you are growing one of the taller Gentiana species). Plant in a sunny site in moist, acidic soil that is rich in humus.

 
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