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Frasera (Columbo or American Gentian)

Elkweed, Green Gentian or American Columbo belong to a small genus within the gentian family (Gentianaceae) from rich, slightly moist or rocky soils in open spots in woods and prairies in North America. They make a dense, perennial basal rosette of large leaves. Adult plants produce an impressively tall spike of numerous whitish-green and pale purple spotted, star like flowers. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil and keep pots outside in a protected spot. Seeds require a prolonged cooling period prior to germination in late spring. Carefully transplant young plants in autumn to their final spot. Leave plants undisturbed once transplanted.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
30 seeds per package.
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Frasera albicaulis var. cusickii (syn. Swertia albicaulis var. cusickii)

Frasera albicaulis var. cusickii (syn. Swertia albicaulis var. cusickii)

40 (60)cm, Cusick's Frasera Gentian makes a dense clump with long, white edged leaves and racemes with showy star like, pale blue flowers in terminal clusters. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Owyhee County, Idaho, USA at some 1700m. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5325 € 7,99
Frasera caroliniensis (American Columbo)

Frasera caroliniensis (American Columbo)

120 (180)cm, American Columbo is a stunning herbaceous perennial within the gentian family (Gentianaceae) with a dense basal rosette of large, somewhat glaucous leaves and a stout central stem with numerous white, pale green and violet star like flower after a couple of years. Native of meadows and open spots in woods in south eastern USA. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny spot. Once transplanted to the final spot leave plants undisturbed. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6104 € 4,99*
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Frasera fastigiata (Clustered Green Gentian)

Frasera fastigiata (Clustered Green Gentian)

60 (120)cm, Clustered Green Gentian (syn. Swertia fastigiata) makes a tall stalk with a rich blue flower head above a broad basal leaf rosette. It is native of mountain meadows in northwestern USA. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Idaho County, Idaho, USA, at some 1.500m. VI-VII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7447 € 9,99
Frasera speciosa (Elkweed or Green Gentian)

Frasera speciosa (Elkweed or Green Gentian)

100 (180)cm, Elkweed or Green Gentian is a stunning herbaceous perennial within the gentian family (Gentianaceae) with a dense basal rosette of large, fresh green leaves and a showy central stem with numerous whitish cream star like flowers with fine pale green and violet spots after a couple of years. Native of meadows and open spots in woods in south western USA. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny spot. Once transplanted to the final spot leave plants undisturbed. VII-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6101 € 4,99