} Late Horse Gentian (10 Seeds) perennial

Late Horse Gentian (10 Seeds) perennial

$ 3.99
SKU P16341S

Wild Coffee-Late Horse Gentian - Seeds (Triosteum perfoliatum) Also known as Wild Coffee, Feverwort, Tinker Weed-10 seeds

Late Horse Gentian has a very small yet attractive red summer flower but is best known for its beautiful fall orange fruit. Another common name is Feverwort.Small bronze flowers are followed by bright orange berries in clusters up and down stems covered with bright-green foliage.The berries of the Wild Coffee last from summer, through frosts, into winter, bringing cheer, color, birds and wildlife into winter gardens. The seeds were roasted and used as a coffee substitute, and this plant was included in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in the 1800s

Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at soil surface. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing. Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.