Herbaceous perennial native to Tibet. Traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurvedic as well as Tibetan medicine to improve digestive and liver function as well as in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Gentian is a bitter herb commonly taken as a tea from the dried leaves. It is known as Qin Jiao in Chinese.
This extremely hardy and rare Gentian is easier than other gentians to grow in the home garden. It will benefit from partial shade and an evenly moist soil in very hot summer areas. Tibetan Gentians form an attractive rosette of fleshy, succulent leaves. The unusual tubular flowers, which may be bluish or light greenish-white in colour, form at the top of a bare stem reaching approximately 60cm when in full bloom.
9cm pot, certified organic plant.