Due to excessive wildharvesting, Gentiana alba is listed as threatened, rare, endangered, or extinct in multiple U.S. states.
This plant is pollinator friendly and provides food for bumblebees and butterflies. It is also a beautiful plant to enjoy in the garden.
Cold-store seed before planting. Press into soil, cover with 1/4" compost, tamp securely and keep evenly moist. Transplant when robust.
Gentian prefers lime-rich soil of high-altitude meadows but can be successfully cultivated at low altitudes in warmer climates if planted in the shade.
Gentiana alba is best grown in zones 4-7. It is slow-growing but long-lived and requires little care once established. It takes 5-10 years to produce a flower from a seed.
Approximately 100 seeds per pack.
ABOUT THE SEED STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
COMMUNITY SEED MAP
We've created this community map for seed stewards to add individual pins, showcasing which seeds have been planted and where. We hope to fill the map with pins, as we rebuild the populations of these special plants. Explore the map below, and click on any pin to see details and user-added photos. Want to add your own pin? Add your free seed packet to any regular order, then scan the QR code once you receive your seeds.