Herb latin name: Genista germanica
Synonyms: Cytisus dalmaticus, Genista villosa
Medicinal use of Genista germanica:Formerly cultivated as a medicinal plant. No further details.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Thickets, poor pastures and heaths.
Other uses of Genista germanica:A yellow dye is obtained from the plant.
Propagation of the herb:The seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown autumn in a cold frame. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours in warm water and sow February in a cold frame. Good germination. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Roots are formed in the spring. Cuttings of ripe wood, 5 - 10 cm with a heel, September/October in a frame. Good percentage. Plant out the following autumn.
Cultivation of Genista germanica:Thickets, poor pastures and heaths.
Known hazards of Genista germanica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.