Strong, noble spires of large, golden, star-like flowers open in late spring over clumps of large basal lily-like leaves. A superb gentian and one of the most magnificent, easy-to-grow, and long lived plants you can ever wish to grow.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Giant Yellow Gentian