Tibetan Gentian

Gentiana tibeticum

This rare and beautiful gentian from the foothills of the Himalaya does well in most gardens and is a great addition to a medicinal herb garden. Gentian root has historically been used as a digestive bitter which stimulates bile production and enhances liver function. A rosette of wide tongue-shaped glossy leaves give rise to a stalk of waxy tubular creamy white flowers. Very ornamental!

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Rosette of tropical-looking wide leaves produces 2' tall stalk of greenish-white flowers

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Any soil as long as it is well-draining

Origin: Himalayan Mountains of Western China and Tibet

Tibetan Gentian