Gentiana andrewsii is a late summer flowering bottle gentian with clusters of deep blue flowers (white and pink forms are also known); they look like remaining in bud stage for the whole flowering period. The fringed plicae are a bit longer than the tepals (a way to differentiate from G. clausa).
Loved by everyone; mostly by the bumble bees who are ‘playing’ in and out of the flowers the whole day long :)
Simply wonderful and a long lived gentian in the garden after it gets established.
Germination: like for all Gentiana; best sown in late fall outdoors (moist-cold stratification).