|Gentiana flavida (Cream Gentian) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Creamy Gentian
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 12 in to 24 in
Spacing: 9 in to 12 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-6b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 1 month for best results. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 160000
These unusual wildflowers, named for their nearly closed tubular blossoms, look like buds about to burst open. In order to pollinate them, bumblebees and other large bees must force their way into the small opening at the top; the unique design of the blossom expands just enough to allow passage. The Gentiana genus was named after King Gentius, an ancient ruler of the kingdom of Illyria who, according to legend, benefited from the medicinal effects of this family of plants. The species name “flavida” comes from the Latin word for "yellow," indicating the pale yellow color of the blossoms.
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